Bike Sharing Coming to SF!

Says Inhabitat:

The program will allow registered members to unlock bikes electronically with a “smart card” or credit card for a set amount of time, with fees determined by how long the bikes are taken out (much like Zipcar). Trips for half an hour or less would be free. And in order to deter would-be thieves, each bike will be outfitted with GPS units and RFID identification tags.

Rad! Bike sharing always looks like so much fun! Read on!

[Photo by Barcelona Cycle Chic]

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4 Comments on “Bike Sharing Coming to SF!”

  1. MrEricSir Says:

    Wait wait wait… 1,000 bikes for $7.9 MILLION?

    That’s a cost of $7,900 PER BIKE!!!!!!!

  2. cr Says:

    The real problem is wait wait wait

    1000 bikes across San Francisco, San Jose, Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City

    Other pilot projects have shown that bike sharing needs density and saturation to work successfully. That’s just not enough bikes in too large an area.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bixi

    “In Montreal, the system provided 3,000 bicycles and 300 stations located around Montreal’s central core by June 2009,[2] expanding to 5,000 bicycles and 400 stations later that summer”


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