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Old 04-06-09, 11:19 AM   #1
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Austin, TX City Employee Bikeshare Program

The City of Austin recently purchased 15 bicycles for employees to use to commute between buildings for meetings, or at lunch. More information here:

http://www.kvue.com/news/top/stories....97ce20b4.html
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Which begs the question - did they buy 15 good locks to go with them? And will the renters bother to lock them properly, if at all?

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From what I've read they bought u-locks (not sure what brand) and helmets to go with each bike when it's checked out.

I really hope the city employees take advantage of this opportunity. It's being used as a pilot for a city-wide bike sharing program.
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From what I've read they bought u-locks (not sure what brand) and helmets to go with each bike when it's checked out.
No doubt, one-size-fits-all helmets

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Probably. But hey, there's no helmet law in Texas, so they could probably just leave it behind at the office if they wanted to.
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