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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 5:57 pm 
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Winston-Salem should start a bike share. Our greenways are perfect for bike sharing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_sharing_system

This bike share is the most popular around here and we can use a Winston-Salem membership to share bikes in other cities. http://bcycle.com

Other Bike Shares
http://charlotte.bcycle.com/
http://greenville.bcycle.com/
http://nashville.bcycle.com/
http://www.bikechattanooga.com/
http://spartanburg.bcycle.com/


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 15, 2013 9:17 am 
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Agree this would be an excellent addition to our city. I used to enjoy riding the greenway until my bikes got stolen. It is so hard to find space to store bikes living in a small condo. My wife didn't like the idea of hanging them from the ceiling in the bed room :dontknow:

I don't know any of the local bike shop owners. If anyone does, how about bring this subject up with them.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 18, 2013 3:25 pm 
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So, I had mentioned a Winston Salem Bike Share program to my wife and we starting wondering if these were entrepreneurial ventures or more municipal supported. Taking a look at some of the links provided, it seems to me these operations are more commonly associated with a cities public transportation and/or university campuses.

Also, I found it interesting that Chattanooga has something like 30 of these stations, while Spartanburg has only 2! Guess you have to start somewhere.

I had thought maybe someone with a good business plan might start a bike share with two or three stations and 15 or 20 bikes located around downtown Winston Salem but after doing some initial research it seems these programs aren't normally profitable and require significant funding from public coffers. I still think a bike share in Winston Salem would be great but I also think we need another couple of years to increase the population in the core before the city leadership would even try to find the money for it.

There is no bicycle emoticon. I shall use my imagination...


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:22 pm 
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I'd like to ask around about this. I'll tell you if I get a response back. If it's a good idea someone will want to do it. ;)


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