[*BCM*] boston's bike sharing program - just another profit making scheme

Robotica androidqueen at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 09:52:29 EDT 2009

I don't think this program is geared at people who are already biking.  And
that's fine with me.

On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:48 AM, Joshua Koritz <joshua.koritz at gmail.com>wrote:

> hi all,
> i looked into this fairly closely.  The company that got the contract to
> set this up currently operates in Montreal, its called Bixi (www.bixi.com).
> It operates much the same way that Zip car works:  you pay a yearly rate,
> then you pay per usage (though the first 30 minutes is free).  unlike
> zipcar, you can return a bike at a different location than you picked it up.
> while this is certainly an improvement over having nothing, it pales in
> comparison to what we could have.  Copenhagen has a program that is run by
> the City (not subcontracted out) for bikes to be used within the city center
> for free.  http://www.bycyklen.dk/english/thecitybikeandcopenhagen.aspx
> personally, I won't be using this new bike service.  I'll be sticking with
> my trusty bike.
> -josh
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