Free umbrella sharing scheme via automated kiosks

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It is one of life's inconvenient truths that there is never an umbrella around when you need one. Except at the University of British Columbia campus in Vancouver, where UmbraCity recently launched their umbrella sharing service. Students can now borrow and return umbrellas anytime from five fully automated kiosks — enabling them to stay dry around campus without having to lug the awkward item around with them all day. UmbraCity operates similarly to bikeshare schemes now prevalent in cities — such as London's 'Boris Bikes' currently sponsored by Santander. Users are given a membership card that enable them to borrow…

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