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The training wheels are off. Read More
New York and Chicago have withheld payments to Bixi in tandem, saying the company has not fulfilled its obligations. Read More
Sue the World
What a long, strange, calorie-burning trip it’s been.
According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration, the city’s bike-share project has reached a new milestone today: 5 million rides since Citi Bike was first launched last May.
It seems like there’s something for everyone to hate when it comes to Citi Bike. Despite a largely positive reception, bike share lovers still grumble about empty Citi Bike stations in the East Village during rush hour. As for bike share haters? They’re still searching for lawsuit opportunities at every turn.
Most recently, two lawsuits have been filed against Citi Bike by pedestrians who tripped over docking stations (both happened before the program even launched). The parties claim that the stations were hard to see, which would come as a surprise to the many neighborhood groups who assailed the stations for being too ugly.
Citi Bike is great for getting from A to B without the hassle of actually owning a bike, but for the real enthusiasts, the committed, and the people looking for something unique and even beautiful, there’s Bespoke Bicycles, Brooklyn. Read More
Battle of the Bike
While the extensive Citi Bike user agreement has a lot of small print, detailing important things like overdue charges and optimal weather conditions, it fails to mention insurance. That’s because the Citi Bike program doesn’t offer any, not even as an option.
Without insurance, Citi Bikers are responsible for all damages incurred while using the Read More
If anyone is going to exploit tourists, it’s going to be them.
In a not-so-shocking turn of events, Citi Bike has had negative consequences on independent bike rental programs, according to workers on the southern tip of Central Park.
I’ve purchased a bike-share pass, but my bike does not move.
You have to pedal.
Where is the motor?
There is no motor. One of the goals of the bike-share program is to reduce noise and pollution.
Wouldn’t it create jobs if the bike-share program hired employees to pedal clients to their destinations?
You have to pedal yourself. There’s no way around it.
Dorothy Rabinowitz’s worst nightmare is coming true.
The New York Times reported today on the latest anticapitalist development in the scourge that is Citi Bike. This morning Jim Pavia, surely an innocent, good person, stumbled upon a woman cheating the free-market system in all its glory–rather than paying $34 for one SoulCycle class, this Read More