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Bike Share in Waterloo Region
#71
Are there not-well-behaving bike share companies in North America?
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#72
(09-18-2018, 08:06 PM)Canard Wrote: Are there not-well-behaving bike share companies in North America?

I don't know for sure, there definitely have been issues in China, and i've read plenty of complaints about it on the west coast.  But it is hard to know if it is legitimate widespread issues, or if it is the usual fear of change looking for a legitimate sounding outlet, so making problems where there are none.

Or more likely, somewhere in between.

I am making the assumption that how the bikeshare company manages their bikes can make a difference in how it's perceived, there is no guarantee that's true, but I like to think so.
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#73
Yeah, the only ones I've heard of as being bad are in China, that's why I was curious if there were any NA cities who had issues. I don't think Waterloo's going to be a first, there. Smile

I used Donkeybike in both Copenhagen and Göteborg last year and it was great - dockless and no issues. A system like that would be great here (although of all the systems I've used in our travels, SoBi is still my favourite).
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Dallas was a bit of a crapshow earlier this year... they had over 20,000 bikes on the streets and it was a huge mess, apparently. Ofo was there but scrapped the bikes and left town when the city instituted some fees and regulation.

When I was in Seattle I saw more than a few bikes thrown in the water and otherwise vandalized. Some where along the railway outside of town so I doubt it's easy for the mechanics to drive out and get them. Dallas had some problems with vandals too, there is a pic floating around of a bike sawed in half, mounted to a telephone pole.
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