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