[*BCM*] boston's bike sharing program - just another profit making scheme
idiotkid at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 10:21:59 EDT 2009
Then towards whom is it geared? To me it seems the only people who would
really use it are tourists. My inkling is that the reason most people don't
commute by bike isn't storage or cost, but rather that they are scared to
ride in the city, or don't have the facilities at work to shower, etc. If
it doesn't lessen the number of commuters on the roads, the bike sharing
program isn't doing a good job.
On Fri, Aug 14, 2009 at 9:52 AM, Robotica <androidqueen at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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