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Palo Alto delays local bike-share program

Original post made on Dec 3, 2008

Palo Alto has temporarily scrapped its plans for a local bicycle-sharing program to pursue a leading role in a regional project. The City Council decided Monday night to delay pursuing an independent local bike-sharing program for at least a year, citing high costs and uncertainty over who would use the program.

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Posted by Bernard & Jane Leitner
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 am

Good idea, where would the bike stations be? Would bikes be "One size fits all?" Where has a plan like this worked well? If bikes are not dropped at a bike station, how would they be collected? Would bikes tend to disappear into other cities, and if so, how would they be returned? As I write this I keep thinking of new questions, but I suppose all this has been thought out somewhere.


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