Winter bike sharing

I’m wondering if a few of these bikes should be available all year long. I get it how the snow makes riding on the boardwalk very difficult and slippery, but they can still serve a purpose. Are these bikes solely for boardwalk cruising or also as an alternative form of transportation? There are some kiosks that aren’t on the boardwalk. That makes me believe the bikes aren’t just for tourists. If we actually play catch-up and become a Complete Streets city like the rest of the world, seasonal rentals aren’t going to cut it. 

What do you folks think? Are there any year round residents who would use these bikes in the winter if available? 

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