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Oct 29, 2010

Some people think bike sharing is an expensive drain on city coffers and will not be successful in the long run. But cities seem to be finding innovative ways to fund bike sharing - through a combination of user fees, corporation sponsorships...
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Posted: Friday October 29, 2010, 4:35 am
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Teresa W. (689)
Friday October 29, 2010, 4:41 am
good news

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Friday October 29, 2010, 4:45 am
I have my own 24-year old bicycle, but when visiting another city it's great with Bike Sharing!

Brittany D. (28)
Friday October 29, 2010, 11:44 am
I have no idea how to even ride a bike. And I do not think we have it here.

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Friday October 29, 2010, 11:52 am
"I have no idea how to even ride a bike..." That's a joke, right...???

Past Member (0)
Friday October 29, 2010, 12:33 pm
It's good some places are doing it! Way to go!

Allan Yorkowitz (453)
Friday October 29, 2010, 3:09 pm
To make a profit off of riding a bicycle is a great idea- if you don't own one. Take a trip to Holland one day and see how bike riding is a natural way of life.

Linda L. (0)
Friday October 29, 2010, 3:28 pm
It sounds like a good idea. I wish my city had a system like this in place.

Judith C. (110)
Friday October 29, 2010, 3:37 pm
noted

greenplanet e. (157)
Friday October 29, 2010, 4:37 pm
Bikes in cities is a great idea, especially for flat areas. Oil-run cars should be banished from city centers!

Monica D. (580)
Friday October 29, 2010, 5:09 pm
Sustainable transport is the way to go - walking, cycling and public transport.

Monica D. (580)
Friday October 29, 2010, 5:15 pm
I encourage everyone here to join the Care2 group Alternative Transportation at the group's main page: http://www.care2.com/c2c/group/alttransport .

The group's description is: "According to the Union of Concerned Scientists automobile driving is the most environmentally impactful activity Americans have on the environment. This group is dedicated to supporting those doing, or trying to do, something about that."

Sylvie M. (46)
Friday October 29, 2010, 6:51 pm
In Paris, our bike-sharing system is called "Velib" and it is a HUGE success! So much successful than many incidents occur, and we also have to deal with the lack of bikes in some "up" areas, and excess in other "low" ones (anyone ready to bike up to Montmartre?)

Aletta Kraan (146)
Friday October 29, 2010, 7:49 pm
Noted , thanks , wish I could still ride a bike , at my age itis harder , balance is not what it used to be !!

Valjean O. (23)
Friday October 29, 2010, 10:48 pm
Great idea! Hope it goes global

Rose N. (9)
Friday October 29, 2010, 11:04 pm
Excellent idea! I hope more countries follow. Thank you for posting.

Ben Oscarsito (337)
Saturday October 30, 2010, 1:25 am
Right, bicycle is the way to go!
...And there's 3-wheel bikes, and Electric bikes...
http://www.electricbikee.com/video-of-the-copenhagen-wheel/

Bon L. (0)
Saturday October 30, 2010, 1:36 am
Thanks for the info.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 30, 2010, 2:55 am
I wish our town had this program. What a great idea.

Grace Adams (40)
Tuesday November 2, 2010, 4:53 am
Willimantic Ct has a non-profit called Little Angels that started out brokering the donation of bicycles to children. Now it also gets bikes into the hands of adults who can't afford to buy even a bicycle much less a second hand car. It seems to be working.

Angie cr (4)
Wednesday November 3, 2010, 10:17 pm
great!

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