Comment 95376

By JustinJones (registered) - website | Posted November 30, 2013 at 18:13:17 in reply to Comment 95356

The costs etc will be determined by SoBi, and yes they will allow credit card payment - maybe not debit, but almost no bike share systems do take debit because you'd need to take a pretty sizable deposit to make sure it would work. Most of the time if you have a membership (whether it be a 1-day, 1 week, 1 month or 1 year), the first 30 min to an hour are free, then you're charged after that. The point of bike share is not to take a bike for long trips, it's to get from point A to point B. If you want bike share bikes on the mountain, then tell your Councillor. I've heard from a couple of mountain Councillors that they "don't want bike share in their ward". As for the bad road conditions, that's a matter of priorities. Want to see more cyclists riding year round? Prioritize clearing bike lanes or major cycling paths, like they do in Madison, Wisconsin where they get a couple feet more snow a year than we do, but see thousands of people ride year round. As for the basket, it might not work for a trip to Costco, but for small, daily trips it'll do just fine. And most bike share trips are either made as part of a commute or to get to and from a restaurant or a small local shop, so it's important to design these bikes for that use.

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