Sunday, December 27, 2015

What a Shame...

Bike sharing, Piazza Cavour, Livorno
The ultimate example of bicycle art, without bicycles. The easily foreseeable disaster of our bike sharing program has left a few abandoned stations and a hole of 130,000 Euro in our city's balance sheet.

Five-Thousand-Euro Bicycles - Waste of Money - Bike Sharing - A Diabolical Endeavour

External links: Poche, rotte e sconnesse: il “bike sharing” รจ a terra (Il Tirreno, in Italian)
See also: Bicycle Art
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14 comments:

Lowell said...

It seems there have been some places where bike sharing has worked. I wonder why it did not work in your city. I always thought it would be way too easy for people to simply steal the bikes.

Revrunner said...

That weird. And here in our car-centered city our Capital Bike sharing program is expanding.

William Kendall said...

Bike shares seem to work here.

Jack said...

I wonder why bike sharing has failed in Livorno when it has been a rousing success elsewhere.

Dina said...

Too bad it didn't work. Lots of money down the drain.

Andy said...

Sad. There were problems here but it seems to up and running again here.

Luis Gomez said...

Over here in DC metro area, it keeps on growing.

Marleen said...

Ouch! That's a lot of money.

Taken For Granted said...

Sad photo of failed bike sharing station. Bicycles are such a great way to get around with a long list of benefits for both community and individuals. But the program can have obvious difficulties. The city will not go bankrupt over the failure of this program.

Lois Evensen said...

What a shame. Sorry it didn't work....

Sharon Anck said...

That is a big shame. It seems like there might have been some mismanagement involved.

Karl Demetz said...

A shame... here it works...

Babzy said...

wxhat a shame !

EG CameraGirl said...

Sounds like "share" is a foreign word in Livorno. ;)