Bike share racks!

New bike share racks, great. Look at that Zip Car ad!

The city was making preparations yesterday for what appeared to be one of many new “bike share racks” throughout the mile square.

You know, because people are too stupid to own and care for their own bicycles in today’s day and age. No, they have to pay an ongoing membership and continual usage fees for community bikes! All in the name of… uh, what exactly?

Sadly – almost no one will actually “do the math” to realize that the money they will eventually spend (if they’re dumb enough to partake) will far exceed a nice top of the line bicycle they can own and use whenever they want – and wherever they want in the future. Not only that – a bike purchased RETAINS much of it’s value, especially if it’s well cared for and a premium brand. But who think’s logically these days? We think “paycheck to paycheck!”

We have a “rental” society that sadly buys into this propaganda.

Either way – interesting that Zip Car, which “replaced” Hertz 24/7 is one of the major sponsors of this program. A $100,000 check into city coffers (likely Don Zimmer’s pockets) gets you at least two years as the retarded “corner car” provider. Coincidence?

God help us!

Bike Share Racks Hoboken NJ First Street

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Friday, September 18, 2015 3:31 pm

Lets express a little optimism here. Additional transportation means is a good thing for the city. The annual fee was discounted at $85 bucks. Based on my knowledge of quality bikes, you would probably have to pay about 5 times the amount to invest in a good bike. With bike theft being prevalent and apartment sizes being what they are, owning your own bike is not for everyone.

Thursday, September 17, 2015 10:24 am

Maybe people live in apartments that don’t easily accommodate bike ownership? Maybe people want a casual alternative to taxis? There are plenty of positives about Hoboken’s new bike share arrangement.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015 12:16 am

Or how many people have had a bike stolen only to have the cops do nothing about it – even once, when the perp dropped his ID in our garage, hoboken laziest did nothing. We had to go find the guy and get the bike back. I’d rather bike share. I do think it is too bad we didn’t join up sight JC, as it would be cool to ride down there and leave a bike to see friends, since so many of them have left Hoboken for JC…

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