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thanks for the response. it typically comes down to numbers. this website called says dc has subsidized capital bikeshare with $10.3 million. if so that works out to the taxpayer subsidizing capital bikeshare at a hefty $6,000 per bike (keeping in mind that a trek can be purchased in bulk for well under $300/bike).

More specifically recent prices:

- portland smartdock > $6,100/bike
- las vegas smartlock ~ $2,000/bike

at some point money matters...especially when taxpayers are paying for it. bikeshare is a great concept, but if dc subsidies continue, this is going to look like solyndra.

suggest it may be far more prudent and bite the bullet to the lower cost, more flexible technology.

by tglendening on Dec 18, 2012 11:49 pm • linkreport

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