Aug. 9, 2010 at 12:20pm

Tell B-cycle you want them in Tacoma

I was inspired by Chris's post on Tacoma Tomorrow to point out that B-cycle (think Zipcar for bikes) is taking votes by zip to help decide where to locate next. So unless you think it's some sort of UN conspiracy to turn us all into toothpaste, go put our beloved town on the map!

comments [7]  |  posted under b-cycle, bike sharing, tacoma


by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 12:52pm
It still takes many barrels of oil to mine/obtain the raw materials to make, to manufacture and to transport the bikes to their final locale.

But it take a hell of a lot less oil than a Prius does.

I like this idea.
Maybe it'd be good fodder to accelerate the creation of bike lanes.
Plus maybe it'd do something positive about the ever expanding waistline issue in the US...

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/10/2010 @ 4:32pm
At #69 (107 votes), we're doing better than any WA city except (no surprise) Seattle (405) at #34.

And Seattle us being decimated by Portland (920), Billings (12,200), Bozeman (1200), Helena (1800) and Cleveland (96,000). Yup, Cleveland has 96,000 votes.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/10/2010 @ 4:47pm
No thanks, I'll just buy a bike from the goodwill for 20 bucks and ride it until it is stolen.

by fredo on 8/10/2010 @ 10:47pm
If the company decides to locate here after looking at our city's archaic tax structure I'd be surprised. We're telling the world we don't want new businesses and apparently the message is getting through. Doubt if the city council will take an interest. They're too busy solving the world's problems.

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 9:12am
During the time you have a bike, you are responsible for the bike, as detailed in the Terms and Conditions. Contact Customer Service at 303.825.3325 and be prepared to make a police statement. You may be liable up to $1,000 if a bike is stolen or lost while in your possession (see User Agreement). Help Denver B-cycle succeed, treat a B-cycle as you would your own bike!

B-cycle requires that all accounts be associated with a credit card.

by L.S.Erhardt on 8/11/2010 @ 3:08pm
No way in hell those bikes are worth $1,000

by Crenshaw Sepulveda on 8/11/2010 @ 3:21pm
It seems if you keep the bike for 3 days they consider it stolen and they charge your credit card for it. Plus charging you the $40 a day rental charge. They do say these are "magic" bikes.


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