I hope this works, but for some reason, I feel kind of pessimistic about it. However, the comments on this article do not disappoint!
-Props in the NYTimes for Boston’s efforts to become a friendlier city for bicyclists.
–Plans to bring bikesharing to Boston [Yes please]:
Bike sharing is the next step. The city envisions making available between 1,000 and 3,000 bikes at stations 300 or 400 yards apart, located at subway and bus stops, main squares, tourist sites, and across city neighborhoods.
-The Boston Globe takes on Boston’s poorly mannered bikers and Boston Biker takes them to task for not really getting to the heart of the problem; that it’s not just bicyclists in Boston that are irresponsible rule breakers.
Looks like Boston is taking baby steps towards joining Washington, DC,
Paris, Barcelona, etc, etc, etc in cities with a Bike Share program. The programs in Paris and Washington, DC are public/private partnerships that trade city-owned advertising space for bikes and administration of the program. In fact, the program in Paris looks like it will be a windfall for the corporate-side of the partnership, turning a profit within 2-3 years of investment. Cities should be careful not to give away the farm, apparently.
Yes, let’s do this. This sounds good.
(New York is also taking baby steps as well.)