Comments on: Citibike: A victim of its own success http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: traduceri daneza http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-53340 Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:51:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-53340 Pretty element of content. I just stumbled upon your blog and in accession capital to assert that I get in fact loved account your blog posts. Any way I will be subscribing in your augment or even I fulfillment you get admission to consistently fast.

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By: RZ0 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-47505 Sat, 29 Jun 2013 02:40:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-47505 Every time I look at the map, all of the bikes are on the Lower East Side. Right now it looks like it would be hard to park a bike in Felix’s neighborhood.
Meanwhile, there’s nothing in Midtown between Lex and 7th.
Other bike shares periodically redistribute bikes. NYC better get savvy to that soon, or this is going to become the Lower East Side Commuter System.

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By: Eastvillagechic http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-47424 Fri, 21 Jun 2013 01:23:37 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-47424 all of us wearing our hovdings, of course:
http://www.hovding.com/en/

would be friggin’ awesome if this works as it’s supposed to…

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By: DavidBivins http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-47412 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 15:38:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-47412 You described a situation–docks nearly empty. But you didn’t say exactly what the problem is and if there is one. Is there demand for those bikes during the day/office hours? If the bikes are reapportioned during the day, will all those riders at Rockefeller Center not have enough bikes for their ride home? I’m not saying your assumption is wrong, just that it is an assumption.
I love the idea of rewards. Given that your ID is tied to your ride, tracking it would be relatively easy.

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By: Eastvillagechic http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-47404 Thu, 20 Jun 2013 01:46:52 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-47404 Great idea. I was just thinking, walking past some of the racks, that a system which encouraged people to move bikes from overly full racks to empty ones would be a great way for some of us to gain the courage to bike on city streets. When we had a free hour or so, we could check the Citibike blog, which would tell us where the bikes needed to be moved, and then we could …very, very slowly and cautiously … move a bike, taking the subway to and from.

(of course, this only works for people with unlimited ride metrocards and a deep terror of biking along city streets….)

meanwhile, this comment “The East Village, for instance, is a largely residential neighborhood; lots of people want to bike from there, in the mornings, to go to work or just about their day, but few people want to bike to there, in the mornings” takes me back. I remember living in the East Village in the late 80’s when no-one, and I mean no-one, was getting on the 6 at Bleeker Street in the mornings to commute to midtown. It was a residential neighborhood then, but not one in which anyone was up in the morning.

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By: AndrewTyndall http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2013/06/19/citibike-a-victim-of-its-own-success/comment-page-1/#comment-47396 Wed, 19 Jun 2013 20:03:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=22115#comment-47396 What about a rewards system?

Any rider who takes a bicycle from an overfilled rack or returns one to an underfilled rack earns rewards points. Accumulate a certain number of points and your annual subscription is extended by a week. The number of points on offer would vary in proportion to the need to even out supply and demand at any given rack at any given time. The varying number of Points on Offer would be displayed at each rack, and would also be available on the app, to aid in route planning.

Think of it as a combination of Citi’s own rewards system for credit card usage and the variable parking meter charge concept, designed to make city streets constantly partly used and partly empty.

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