Bike Sharing Over?

Is Bike Sharing Over in Hoboken?

Bike Sharing over in HobokenI don’t know. You come up with a cockamamie idea like “social bikes” out of the blue – and you can catch some people off guard. “Happy Shiny” folks will glom on to this new “eco-idea” in the beginning before putting any real contemplation or long-term thought into it (both the creators of such companies, and the groupies that initially support them).

But then as the “reality” of the circumstance makes an appearance (it always does), is this what happens? Abandonment?

And as reported recently in the Wall Street Journal – these “pie in the sky” bike sharing initiatives are hitting “speed bumps.” It looks like the “feel good” idea of sharing bikes and “reducing carbon footprints” (another “invented” phrase to persuade mentally enslaved morons ) didn’t “pair well” with actually paying for it.

I feel that part of the problem here with these stupid bike initiatives – is that pretty much every single one of them depends on government involvement and re-direction of public funds. And it’s my guess, when push comes to shove, “bike sharing” doesn’t have much pull in the political circles these days. Not for long at least.

Which is why – if this social bike concept is to be taken seriously – let’s see how it does ON ITS OWN with no involvement or meddling from public agencies.

Is bike sharing over in Hoboken NJ

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4 Comments on "Bike Sharing Over?"


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showme789
1 year 1 month ago

With the per capita income being what it is in Hoboken, don’t you think that most people who want to ride a bike will go out and buy one? Renting a bike by the hour, day, week or month is a stupid idea unless you’re vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and want to see the sights.The problem with the morons in City Hall is that they react to everything that has “green” printed on it without ever thinking things through.
Maybe they should paint the green line on Washington St. again and these idiots will all go walk in traffic.

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

HAHAHA, you are right Showme, it is all about trend and political expediency. Look at the millions being dumped into complete streets each year while we have more state-wide seriously crumbling bridges and other road infrastructure insufficiency.[quote comment=”223433″]With the per capita income being what it is in Hoboken, don’t you think that most people who want to ride a bike will go out and buy one? Renting a bike by the hour, day, week or month is a stupid idea unless you’re vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard and want to see the sights.The problem with the morons in City Hall is that they react to everything that has “green” printed on it without ever thinking things through. Maybe they should paint the green line on Washington St. again and these idiots will all go walk in traffic.[/quote]

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animal_lover
1 year 1 month ago

NY has failed with the Ciitbikes and looking for sponsorship. The City says it is free but there are a lost of costs and risks. The young director of NY’s program has left to work with an engineering advisory firm. Nationwide head injuries are up since social bikes.

My opinion, except perhaps in DC and the western states, bike sharing will go the way of roller blades for the average citizen.

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Angry Bird
1 year 1 month ago

This was never a good idea for Hoboken because people don’t really need to travel more than a few blocks to a destination. Maybe in a real “city” with wider streets, where you live a 15 minute ride from the center of the city, ok then I see it working, but here??? No way. Plus everyone here has strollers and dogs, or a scooter or skateboard. And the few remaining people have bikes!