Long Beach to vote on bicycle rental ...

Long Beach to vote on bicycle rental network proposal

There are 6 comments on the Press-Telegram story from Aug 19, 2012, titled Long Beach to vote on bicycle rental network proposal. In it, Press-Telegram reports that:

Bike Nation Inc. of Tustin has proposed to invest $12 million in Long Beach to create a bicycle rental network that would include 250 bike share stations, 2,500 bikes and 3,750 bike docks.

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Hey Suja

Los Angeles, CA

#1 Aug 19, 2012
I don't like the pricing structure. It puts pressure on people to use it, penalizes them if they don't, and it's intentionally too complicated, which I'm sure is the bike rental company's intention. Salesmen do the same thing at health clubs. Adding, subtracting fees depending on this or that. This is no different, and the structure is intended to make money off of people who wind up not using the services they paid for, which is pocketed by that company.

It should be ONE price for the bike rental, for that day, or days, weeks, etc., and forget the "membership" business.

These people should only get paid when the "rubber hits the road," and NOT be paid even if people don't show up. That would put the onus of promoting bike ridership on their shoulders, instead of sitting by being parasites on the locals while counting their money.

They've got miles of bike lanes already laid out for them, that they didn't contribute a cent or a minute of their lives for. They should do their part in promoting their services, and charging a low, fair price-not leeching off of the city. They shouldn't be "rewarded" for a lousy business plan that penalizes the locals, while they profit.

Play it smart, Suja!!
Fiddler Off The Roof

Long Beach, CA

#2 Aug 20, 2012
Yet another crackpot scheme endorsed by Emperor Suja, frantically playing the fiddle while Long Beach collapses around her.

Bellflower, CA

#4 Aug 20, 2012
Overtaxed and underrepresented Government controlled home "owners" should seek to get through the "deaf ears" of their revolutionary Council representatives and insist they vote against this loony scheme.*(fat chance of that)*

Long Beach eliminated parkways throughout the city to widen the roadways to accommodate heavily taxed, licensed, and insured motor vehicle traffic that is driven by Government licensed automobile drivers. Afterward, the revolutionary ruling class used hard earned taxpayer money to make cuts at curb corners for the purpose of encouraging dangerous skateboarders to use narrowed sidewalk rights of way which has the effect of endangering the safety of pedestrians.

Already, revolutionary Council has imposed another heavy tax burden upon ordinary worker *("middle")* class "owners" of aging Government controlled downtown condominiums for the purpose of their paying to clean up the mess made by untaxed, unlicensed, and uninsured unruly bicycle drivers.

Now, revolutionary Council wants to use scarce pedestrian rights of ways to put bicycle stations in residential areas as well as in business districts where "the Long Beach premium" is charged shoppers by Government licensed businesses and service providers.

One can only imagine the noise and disruption of peace and quietude this latest loony scheme of revolutionary Council will cause, not to speak of the increased criminal activity that is sure to be engaged in by the taxpayer supported Thug people who are certain to be drawn to these dangerous locations. This at a time when revolutionary Council is cutting back on EXISTING police services because they claim they haven't enough hard earned taxpayer money. The fact is, revolutionary Council has plenty taxpayer money. The problem is that they waste it on loony schemes such as this.

There is nothing wrong with children deciding to ride bicycles. Bicycle riding is a normal part of growing up. What is wrong is revolutionary Council using hard earned taxpayer money to encourage spaced out adult potheads and taxpayer supported Thug people to slide "under the radar" to threaten the safety of city residents, "owners" of Government controlled homes, and elderly widow ladies.


Los Angeles, CA

#5 Aug 20, 2012
Next, they'll issue taxpayer-funded "free passes" for "the poor" enabling them to more efficiently execute their drug runs.

It's like the prime directive of the City Council is to make Long Beach a destination point for druggies and ex-cons.
Morris the Cat

Long Beach, CA

#6 Aug 23, 2012
I have a feeling these bikes will just be ripped off by gangmembers, tweakers, EBTers, etc.
icouldusesomehel p

Downey, CA

#7 Aug 24, 2012
Morris the Cat wrote:
I have a feeling these bikes will just be ripped off by gangmembers, tweakers, EBTers, etc.
Have you seen them? God awful sissy bikes. Even Obama would turn 'em down.

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