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Re: KC Bike share

Postby smh » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:28 pm

earthling wrote:^Would hope that means moved somewhere else than removed from the system.

Some places that would seem to make sense...
Armour/Gilham or @Broadway or @Troost
Hospital Hill (they should sponsor a new station though)
Plaza Library-50s/Main stretch (this is turning into a decent 'restaurant row')
Is there any desire for other downtown locations? Seems decently covered for now.

This is a survey BikeKC just put out for the Gilham corridor via Bcycle website so that might be next focus...
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Gillham


I'd really like a station in Crossroads somewhere around 16/17th and Walnut. Could be at the streetcar stop, could be on Grand. I just feel like there's a zone there that I'd ride to but don't often b/c the stations are at 20th/Grand or 19th/Central.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:37 pm

^Can see that.

BTW, BCycle posted a 30% discount through Dec 25 on annual pass ($45.50). If you use it only 4 times a month that's under a buck a ride. Use promo code: HolidayCycle

Be sure to click on 'Have a Promo Code' on first screen before filling out details: HolidayCycle
https://kc.bcycle.com/top-nav-pages/join-now

How to check out bikes with annual pass...
https://kc.bcycle.com/how-it-works

Great deal and good way to support the system. I don't see any restrictions about using discounted pass in other Bcycle cities. Great gift too if you know someone within the system.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Sat Dec 23, 2017 3:44 pm

earthling wrote:^Can see that.

BTW, BCycle posted a 30% discount through Dec 25 on annual pass ($45.50). If you use it only 4 times a month that's under a buck a ride. Use promo code: HolidayCycle

Be sure to click on 'Have a Promo Code' on first screen before filling out details: HolidayCycle
https://kc.bcycle.com/top-nav-pages/join-now

How to check out bikes with annual pass...
https://kc.bcycle.com/how-it-works

Great deal and good way to support the system. I don't see any restrictions about using discounted pass in other Bcycle cities. Great gift too if you know someone within the system.


A couple days left on this great deal. If you only use 4 times a month, is under a buck a ride. Use it or lose it.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Mon Dec 25, 2017 9:14 am

Last day to take advantage of deal above. Anyone do it?

Even if you have a bike, having an annual pass makes it convenient to grab a bike when out and about. And it expands places to go from transit stops. Is a no brainer if you live along the system.

Station map...
https://kc.bcycle.com/station-map

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Wed Dec 27, 2017 9:06 am

JoCo targeting to start with 70 bikes next year. Topeka starts what sounds like a smartbike system with dumb racks, implying a bit more structure than stationless...
http://www.kansascity.com/news/politics ... 24339.html

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby KCPowercat » Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:43 pm

westside x2, columbus park, north crossroads would all be nice additions downtown.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby bobbyhawks » Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:08 am

I'd just like to say, that while the expensive barrier to entry of having a station in your neighborhood is unfortunate, I was just in Dallas, and their non-station bike system is all f-ed up. They have bikes that are self locking and can be left/picked up anywhere. People have taken to just dropping them in parking lots and streets, propped up against stop signs and lying on the ground all over the place. That way sounds innovative and cool until you see those bikes thrown all over the city. People are the worst. There are some countries in the world where people would never dream of treating a company's property like this, but we are not one of them.

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Re: KC Bike share

Postby earthling » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:07 pm

Sounds like some smart bike systems are now giving it more structure that require leaving in a regular bike rack - Topeka seems to be doing this. An extra layer of structure would be to require city permits for bike racks to be used by any public bikeshare system. It would mean a City Database that bikeshare systems can access so might be too much overhead involved for some cities. Some form of designated dumb bike racks seems to be the way to go though.


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