the thing about the extra ebike cost, its gotta be like guaranteed ebike availability, otherwise youre still riding the manual ones anyway
ya, but right now its super rare that you dont. if its like once a month you dont find an ebike then for sure id get the one for ebikes. but otherwise theres no point.They can never give a guarantee you will get a bike (or a dock) no matter whether it's a 'traditional' bike or an e-bike.
I wonder if they'll have a policy around letting you have an ebike for the regular rate if only ebikes are available at your dock.
I wonder if ebikes would see higher utilization and user satisfaction, to offset their higher upfront and opex cost.
A new Bike Share Toronto thread, over at RedFlagDeals.com
I've just started a brand-new Bike Share Toronto thread in one of the RedFlagDeals.com discussion forums. The first post includes some general information about the system. Among other things, it explains how to return a bike without slamming it into the dock and stressing the dock's bumper.
The new thread is meant to complement this one, not to replace it. More threads on more forums means more people learning more about the system, and (eventually) more new system users.
You may view the new thread now, if you wish.
I assume it is so new it has no bikes yet! Stations are great but stations without bike are not! :->Bikeshare now has a station at Lumsden/Cedarvale (just east of Woodbine) This fills in significant network gap in East York.
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The per-minute surcharge in NYC has made it infeasible for delivery people to commandeer Citibike e-bikes, while allowing plenty of regular users to access them - so it’s doing it’s job. There’s also been a surge in private businesses offering e-bike and moped rentals for delivery people.