The city’s new bike share program doesn’t make a lot of sense to me.
Let’s say that someone worked in the main city hall building and they wanted to deliver one of their totally objective press releases to the Times so that the Times could publish it as though it was the product of investigative reporting.
The city worker could walk out of city hall and use the bike share depot that is located adjacent to city hall. He/she would provide the machine with a credit card and would be charged $6 for 30 minutes of rental time.
Our worker could then pedal over to the Times building but would probably want to deposit the bike in another depot so that it would be locked up while visiting the Times. The nearest depot which appears to be at the Union Plaza, only a couple of blocks away. Locking up the bike is a good idea since the charge for not returning one is $1,350.
Then again the worker could call Uber and get there for the same $6, without the walk or the risk of having to pay for a stolen bicycle.
We deserve better