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Old 01-01-11, 10:20 PM   #1
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Miami Beach Florida Installing Bike Sharing Franchise

http://www.miamiherald.com/2010/12/31/1996001/pedal-power-to-help-with-beach.html


Note above link doesn't work for some odd reason. If you type Bike sharing Miami beach into the search box, the article will appear on the top of the search results.

Well the link seems to be working now so everything is OK for the time being. Crazy like everything in Miami LOCO haha

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Old 01-02-11, 05:38 AM   #2
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I read the full story and then found the Decobike website.

http://www.decobike.com/

There is also a similar system here in Dublin (Ire) http://www.dublinbikes.ie/ that has been in operation since Sept. 2009.

We don't get people riding around in swimsuits. Must be something to do with the weather.
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Our local bike co-op is also in on bike sharing. http://desmoines.bcycle.com/.

What we've discovered is that a lot of business partners see bike sharing as the wave of the future -- and where they would like to position themselves. I'm not sure exactly why this is. Partly to do with employee health, but mainly, I suspect, as the future of transportation.

I don't understand why this is. Probably as a confluence of events. For the same reason that when you watch just about any automotive commercial on television, you see someone on a bicycle doing a cameo ride by.

It's weird.... but don't knock it. It's the future.
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It's weird.... but don't knock it. It's the future.
Hopefully.

It's been a great success here in Dublin where they are planning to extend it's range with an increase in stations and bikes. The expected vandalism never happened.

Here an annual card costs €10 or about $13. I have a card but haven't used it much as I have my own bike. Mostly used by people living in apartments or people afraid of getting their bikes stolen in city I'd say.
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$13 for an annual membership card? Man, B-Cycle in Denver charges $65/yr.

I have thoroughly enjoyed Denver's B-Cycle. So much so I even wrote my own app for Palm WebOS to find kiosks since no one else had yet.
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Will be watching with interest.

Cautious optimism.
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