Peninsula bike-share program launches Aug. 28
Original post made on Aug 10, 2013
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on Aug 10, 2013 at 1:04 pm
Redwood City and Palo Alto get bike share, but nothing in between? Why did Menlo Park and Atherton opt out?
on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:41 pm
This will not work down here in the burbs.
Fees are too expensive, and where would you ride?
No infrastructure for cycling in either city.
Built bike infrastructure for existing commuters FIRST!
on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:19 am
I was excited to see a bikeshare program on the peninsula, but after reading the details it is disappointing on a number of levels. First why isn't menlo park included? The fee of $88/yr is very high and the requirement to return to the city where you borrowed it largely defeats the utility of having a program to encourage people to bike rather than drive for short trips. In contrast, in Taipei where I just happened to register yesterday for their bikeshare program, registration is free and can be completed online in 5 min, you can use a transit card (which can be used for all transit -bus, subway etc), the first 30 min are free, and 10NT (about 33 cents) for each 30 min thereafter, and you can drop the bike at any location in the entire system.