Mountain View pilots bike-sharing program Around Town, posted by Editor, Mountain View Voice Online, on Oct 29, 2010 at 3:20 pm
Mountain View will be among five lead-off cities next year in California's first regional bicycle-sharing program. Other initially participating cities include Palo Alto, San Francisco, Redwood City and San Jose.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, October 29, 2010, 11:01 AM
Posted by Paul M. Hogan, a resident of another community, on Oct 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm
Sadly, this will be a waste of money. Paris is just one of the pilot programs already: more than 20,000 bikes have had to be replaced as the result of theft and vandalism. See Steven Erlanger and Maļa de la Baume, "French Ideal of Bicycle-Sharing Meets Reality", The New York Times, October 30, 2009
Posted by Kristine, a resident of the Monta Loma neighborhood, on Oct 31, 2010 at 11:44 pm
I've said it before and I'll say it again. Bike. Parking. It's not the inability to get or rides bikes that's the problem. It's the lack of sufficient bike parking. There really should some bike parking zoning law put in place.
Posted by Simon, a resident of the Old Mountain View neighborhood, on Nov 2, 2010 at 4:08 pm
Why do the cynics love to rush in and criticize these programs.
Sure not all journeys can be done by bike but we sure dont need to take a ton of steel with us on every trip either. Go in with eyes open, the bikes will need maintaining and some idiots will vandalize them but these costs are small when stacked against the inefficiencies of moving all that metal around town. We subsidize motorised transport in so many ways its time to invest more wisely in an efficient solution. Less road maintenance, less parking lots, less pollution, less energy wasted and a healthier population as icing on the cake.