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Bike Share in Waterloo Region
#46
Finally, a true bikesharing system that visitors and casual users can make use of!

I worry a little about dockless, though - in my experience, docked systems work much better.  Although I used the dockless Donekybike system twice in Copenhagen and Gothenburg last summer and it worked well, but online I've read that China and Paris have absolutely horrible problems with them.

I'll be very interested to learn more about the actual bikes themselves - SoBi has the best bikes of any sharing system I've used (super robust with a drive shaft, Shimano internally geared hub and Shimano INTER-M brakes); Donkeybike probably the worst (really flimsy step-through frames, no basket, and a SRAM Automatix internally geared hub which is just terrible. The electric Cafe Lock system is interesting.).  I tried several times to use DB's system in Germany without any luck at all (couldn't get the payment to work). Cincinnati has an excellent system as well with well-built bikes.
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#47
Oh wow, this is really good.

[video=youtube]https://youtu.be/k626nvgIyI4[/video]

As much as I like hugely complex systems like SoBi and thought the electronic cafe lock was cute on the Donkey bike system, this is really simple and robust.

I'm excited for my friends and family to come visit, and to be able to go on bike rides with them here!!

Is there any timing listed on when the system will start?
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#48
No specific timing yet, they'll need to negotiate a bunch of details, but they need a council go-ahead first. But DropBike was selected partly because they could be running quickly, and they did not want to go a summer without bikes being available. So hopefully we'll have this by early summer ...
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#49
(04-06-2018, 08:05 PM)Canard Wrote: I'm excited for my friends and family to come visit, and to be able to go on bike rides with them here!!

Another option: own 8 bicycles. (But you really have to have a garage and not put a car in it to do that.)
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