One of three companies running bike share programs in Seattle ( actually, more like bike rental, I guess). A consequence of these three companies business plan, bikes littering parks, sidewalks and basically anywhere someone decides they no longer need to ride.
When Citibike failed financially in Seattle, (of course) that would be a sign that three other companies could succeed in the wake of their failure. Other than rent bikes by the hour and leave them wherever your hour takes you, I have no idea what their business plan is or why three companies were granted the right to litter parking strips, bus stops and scenic parks ( as above ) on Beach Drive in West Seattle?
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I don’t like it either, it is just so much urban clutter. I don’t understand how this is supposed to work, with the bikes scattered all over the place.
I’ve been wondering about this also. I think the idea was these companies wanted to see if bike share programs would be more successful without docking stations. I haven’t looked into how the programs are supposed to work at all, but seeing bikes left scattered around the area has certainly prompted questions. One thing I keep wondering is without rental stations, how would you prevent someone from taking “your” bike? Since the idea is they are up for grabs wherever they are parked, I keep imagining someone riding five miles to the park and then being stranded when ready to return home 2 hours later. Then there was the bike without a seat that was sitting on a nearby busy street sidewalk for two weeks.