Hello, Dayna, I think your discussion should look at what Pris has done, and if you do the steps of what they have done you will have the success they are having. This includes ten years of build up of bicycle infrastructure, and build up of the public-bike program. Paris instituted storefront public-bike locations first, for over five years, a place where people could rent short-term public-bikes from a human. This was called 'Roue Libre'. The feeling of safety of public-bikes was built up over time, the public gainned acceptance of them. Later the 'Velib' system was installled in a grand scale, in a community that was ready and accedpting of public-bikes. This discussion would help the group understand the value of a long term program to advocate and successfully operate a public-bike fleet.
Look at www.Librarybikes.org for some more ideas.
Date: Wed, 11 Jun 2008 17:34:05 -0400 From: email@example.com To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com Subject: [TheThinkTank] Public use bike manufacturers
I ma speaheading a small community bike project in castleberry hills, this project has great potential. we are still trying to figure out the best route possible, based on the successes and failures of previous similar programs. it would be awesome if you all could sound off. our community is small, artsy, in transition, and old. we kind of would like to have a bike library of sorts, but think that the bike systems so succesful in amsterdam, copenhagenadn paris might be better for their lack of involvement that they would require...
what's on your minds?
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