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"we are working to expand bikeshare in challenging markets (e.g. developing world) and the best way to do that is with a low cost, high sponsorship model. "

But DC is in a developed country, where the dock cost is small compared to total expenditures on transport infrastructure, where there are many tourists, where there is a significant number of people who rely on legacy land line phones and land line internet access (making smart phones less appealing than in LDCs I guess) and where there is already a bikeshare system in place that is doing very, very well, and is transforming the regions transportation culture. Changing tech would delay roll out, and endanger the market already gained - to save a modest amount (in the big picture) on docking stations.

Go prove your tech somewhere that doesnt have the investment in the old tech first, THEN come back to us.

by AWalkerInTheCity on Dec 19, 2012 11:47 am • linkreport

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