Originally Posted by CCrew
I've looked at DC's, but have a bit of an issue with full liability on the bike if someone steals it. DC's a high theft bike town. The thought of my credit card on file and them pinging it for $1k for one isn't real appealing to me.
Probably the way I would use it most often (and the way they encourage you to use it) would be to only ride from kiosk to kiosk. They're all over town. That way you're only responsible for it while you're riding. Once you place it in a kiosk the bike is no longer your responsibility.
A good example was a few weeks ago when I took my car to work so I could run some errands over lunch. I ended up working pretty late but took a break to swim at the "Y". It's in a different part of downtown and would have been a long walk. Retrieving my car from the parking lot to drive there wasn't very appealing either. I found myself really wishing I had my bike but I didn't. So I went ahead and got a $5 day pass for the bike share.
There's a kiosk less than a block from my building and one right outside the "Y". So I rode there, put the bike in the kiosk and swam my laps. On the way back, I grabbed another bike out of the kiosk and rode it to my building.
Last edited by tjspiel; 10-08-10 at 11:35 PM.