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Old 04-29-2013, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Looks interesting and maybe promising IMO. Thoughts?

Where Will Bike-Share Stations Go? System Map Begins to Take Shape | Streetsblog Chicago
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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It does look promising; how long until the bikes are all stolen though?
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:25 AM
 
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It does look promising; how long until the bikes are all stolen though?
Yep, hopefully they do a good job of keeping them at bay. Another thing to worry about is crazy people loosening crap like brakes. Hopefully people who ride the bikes inspect them beforehand and some of the city will inspect too sometimes.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Wicker Park Chicago Guy Flipping On Bike - YouTube

^Hopefully they are all this type of bike. Couldn't ride on something with less style.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:49 AM
 
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Very cool. Now if there could just be more places to ride them without being hit by cars.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: Oak Park, IL
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Yep, hopefully they do a good job of keeping them at bay. Another thing to worry about is crazy people loosening crap like brakes. Hopefully people who ride the bikes inspect them beforehand and some of the city will inspect too sometimes.
The company running the bike share program rolled out a similar program in Washington, DC a little while back. Presumably they should have a lot of experience dealing with these kinds of issues.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: alt reality
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Very cool. Now if there could just be more places to ride them without being hit by cars.
Or cta buses and garbage trucks for that matter
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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The company running the bike share program rolled out a similar program in Washington, DC a little while back. Presumably they should have a lot of experience dealing with these kinds of issues.
That is great news..
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:26 AM
 
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They're had this in London (and some other UK cities) for ages and it's a great success. They don't have a problem with bikes being stolen so I can't imagine that happening in Chicago. They're not top of the range bikes and if you try to sell one the person is going to know it's a share bike and will likely call the police. I mean, can you imagine a crackhead trying to sell one of these at a pawn shop?



In fact, there are 375 bike sharing programs around the world, including several which have been going in US cities for years.
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Old 04-29-2013, 11:36 AM
 
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In fact, there are 375 bike sharing programs around the world, including several which have been going in US cities for years.
I know Austin, Madison, and Portland have had them since the 90's. It seems like a lot more cities have been getting on board in the past 2-3 years, though.
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