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it is late, but wanted to underscore that i have no equity in any smartlock bikeshare company, though i am looking. i do consult to bike and roll NYC which is the nation's largest bike rental fleet (2,000+ in NYC).

under no circumstance would i ever invest in a smartdock company like the one supplying capital bikeshare. it is outdated technology.

smartlock offers all that smartdock does at between 1/4 and 1/3 the price. smartlock is also more flexible. re-balancing is accomplished the same way the smartdock does it. basically smartlock offers all that smartdock does but at a fraction of the cost and with greater flexibility.

as far as roll out? the best current operator in the US is clearly BCycle. As far as smartlock, SoBi is working with BMW, viaCycle is rolling out in Las Vegas with Zappos.

In keeping with disruptive innovation, these new smartlock companies are doing exactly what they need to do to displace the smartdock companies like the one that runs capital bikeshare.

i am tired and apologize if this does not make sense. please visit our project site www.inventropolis.com and look for bikeshare.

thank you for your time (especially if i was unclear).

by tglendening on Dec 19, 2012 12:58 am • linkreport

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