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Old 08-06-16, 04:29 PM
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I'm not sure where the nearest bike locker is????

I don't think I'd ever use one on a regular basis. In general, I'd find a way to just have my bike with me in a secure location.

There are a couple of places where it might be handy to have secure bike parking. I'd love to be able to ride my bike to the train station. Put it in a locker for 2 or 3 days, and come back and have the bike just like I left it.

I talked to the train station to see if I could leave the bike in their attended baggage area, and they wouldn't do it. Their option was to pay $5 to take it on the train with me (I've gotten away with no surcharge on a folder). That, of course, also has the advantage of getting the bike to the destination.

The recommendation was NOT TO LEAVE IT CHAINED OUTSIDE OF THE STATION.

Anyway, consider lockers in major park & ride locations.

As a bike commuter, I'm uninterested in a bike share. But, perhaps there would be some car commuters who would use one. Or perhaps have them positioned in dense neighborhood areas. They seem to be a viable business model in some areas.
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