Woah, this one almost slipped right past me. The City Website has an update on the controversial-DecoBike plan:
The City has stopped DecoBike’s construction of its bike sharing stations because the work was being done prematurely without proper process. We are currently evaluating the plan that the prior administration signed off on in December concerning station locations, specifically regarding stations in residential areas. (source – DecoBike Construction On Hold)
I am still indifferent with this deal. Part of me doesn’t get it, the other part can actually see it as a benefit to both residents & visitors alike – especially for those who live in high-rises where it’s difficult to have a bike (been there, done that). Plus, I am always in favor of using bikes over automobiles.
But would bike-rentals work here? There was also some concern over our local bike shops getting the shaft, but Decobikes said they will use local shops for bike repair and maintenance. Would that be enough? I don’t know. Well, from the looks of it, DecoBikes was the previous administrations’ pet project and the new gang has other ideas. Developing…
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