City planners in Atlanta and Chicago are considering the feasibility of bicycle sharing.
This gives you some idea of where your tax dollars are going: to give lifetime careers to people who are truly out of touch.
If there is a market for this service, the city planners need not get involved.
I can see it on a college campus. College kids are young, ready to try new things, and above all, poor. They don’t have discretionary income. So, they might share rides.
Atlanta is considering bike lanes. It is considering financing a study on the feasibility of such a program.
City planners are never content with letting the free market work. They don’t wait for the free market to determine what is feasible and what is not. No, they have to allocate money for a study.
Anyone with an IQ above 90 and any experience in Atlanta knows this: people like cars. They don’t like bicycles. They don’t like riding in the rain. They don’t like being run over. They don’t like running into car doors that open unexpectedly.
If someone wants to ride a bike, why can’t he just buy one? A used one. A low-tech used one. Where is there evidence that people living in a city are so poor that they need to rent a bike?
Why not just call a cab?
When half of the city planners ride rented bikes to work, I will take seriously the feasibility of bike renting. I won’t need a feasibility study.