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Old 03-26-18, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
This is the fact of dockless bike shares. It is large companies who don't care about anything dumping trash onto our streets expecting us to clean it up for them. Melt them down into cannonballs and fire them at OFO, LimeBike Mobike and all the other dockless bikeshare headquarters.
I thought you were an advocate of getting along, not fighting and understanding each other?
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Old 03-26-18, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by Kedosto View Post
Coming soon to a neighborhood near you!

LimeBikes are littering the streets of Alameda, turning previously decent folks into bonifide bike haters. The butt ugly lime colored pieces of cycling trash are nothing more than an eye sore, and are laying around the community like so many empty Starbucks cups.

Dock less bike sharing should be illegal.


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Greetings from the peninsula! I see these at Caltrain Stations over here. So folks can just dump them wherever?
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Old 03-27-18, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by RunningPirate View Post
Greetings from the peninsula! I see these at Caltrain Stations over here. So folks can just dump them wherever?
Dump 'em where they want. A woman I know lives on a corner and has had as many as three LimeBikes ditched on her lawn at the same time. She lives close to South Shore in Alameda and the bikes are being ditched in the neighborhoods surrounding the mall and the shoreline. I've seen the bikes as far away as the Fruitvale/High Street area of Oakland.

Imagine how you'd feel if you came home from work one day and saw three bikes lying on your lawn. I'm pretty sure you wouldn't be feeling too warm and fuzzy towards bikes or cyclists in general.

As so many other things in life, it only takes a few bad actors to ruin it for the bunch. Unfortunately, WE are part of that bunch when it comes to bike sharing -- whether we agree to it or not. Docked sharing (station-to-station) is FAR more responsible and I support that type of sharing. Dockless can die.


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Old 03-27-18, 01:29 PM
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In China, some companies have employee go out, seek, and tidying up the dockless bikes.

Other companies go b ankrupt and abandon the bikes.

This is a problem of out of controll capitalism. That could be reined in by gov't regulations.
But regulations stifles the dynamism of capitalism.
China know very well the problem of over regulation, as result of its disasterous socialism experiment in the 60s and 70s.

It's inconvenient for some people, but progress is sometimes inconvenient. And sacrifice is made for the good of the whole.

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Old 03-27-18, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
I thought you were an advocate of getting along, not fighting and understanding each other?
Not always. I am perfectly fine melting down those dockless bike shaped objects into cannonballs and launching them at their buildings. I don't really want anyone to die or anything but just a few warning shots, swiss cheese up the building a little bit and maybe make them pull out and stop the madness.

I am not really hippy dippy and peace and love sort of thing. I mean yes we should all get along but if they're an azzhole, they can always go fornicate with themselves.

I do like the song Why Can't We Be Friends by WAR but I also am allowed to have deep visceral hatred in my heart for certain people and ideals
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Old 03-28-18, 02:01 PM
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Here's a timely article. Seems BART is not so happy with the situation either.

https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/03/...t-at-stations/

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Old 03-28-18, 02:51 PM
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I am not sure about other countries or even other states, but at least in Texas this will never work. 1) These companies flood the area with way too many bikes, and 2) people in the area are just too big of jerks to actually handle it responsibly. Go look at our grocery cart return rate if you want more evidence.


I have no idea how much these bikes are worth in scrap, but if it's anything, I am not sure what's stopping someone from just loading up by the truckloads. In Dallas, they are everywhere and no one would bat an eye if they saw someone hauling them off in trucks. They would probably thank them.
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Old 03-28-18, 03:22 PM
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China- a place where bikes are as free and plentiful as water.
Sounds like a great idea. Now just reduce pollution.
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Old 03-29-18, 11:04 AM
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wow talk about overproducing.

I hope they don't have as many guns laying around.
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That is crazy!
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yeah...IB staff should make test posts in the correct places.
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I am not part of the problem. All of my bikes are either spayed or neutered. I don't allow them to breed willy-nilly...
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