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[Bicycles] Bike lanes and cycling infrastructure in Victoria and the south Island


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#8881 Nparker

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Posted 03 January 2020 - 01:50 PM

...Lots of empty unused bike lanes...miles and miles of them...

But, but...Amsterdam... :huh:


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#8882 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 05:49 PM

The bike-share phenomenon is no longer welcome in Oak Bay.

 

U-Bicycle, you had your chance.

 

Count Coun. Hazel Braithwaite among those initially charmed and inspired by U-Bicycle’s potential. Now she’s disappointed enough to call U-Bicycle’s derelict bikes “urban garbage.”

 

“Something has gone wrong because I understand it has worked in other communities,” Braithwaite said. “So it’s kind of shocking it hasn’t worked in Oak Bay because we have strong numbers for cycling. Back then, we were hopeful that something like a bike share would really help and be used in the community.”

 

On Monday night, Oak Bay council will likely vote to de-prioritize its support for the bike-share program and the bylaw amendments that were drafted specifically to allow U-Bicycle in Oak Bay.

 

Essentially, it spells the end of the bike-share program in Oak Bay.

 

https://www.vicnews....cle-experiment/


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#8883 Nparker

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:33 PM

U-bike: the biggest foreign failure in Canada since Target.


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#8884 Bernard

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 06:34 PM

Without dedicated parking stations this was always a daft idea and now we see how badly it has gone.   

 

They operate a bicycle rental business but want the public to provide them with free spaces to park their bikes.    Why are they being given preferential treatment over other bike rental businesses?


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#8885 kxl

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 07:00 PM

U-bike: the biggest foreign failure in Canada since Target.


Not V2V?

#8886 sebberry

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 08:52 PM

Who could have possibly anticipated that?

 

Meanwhile, in China..

 

 

https://www.theatlan...icycles/556268/


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#8887 rmpeers

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Posted 10 January 2020 - 10:13 PM

Without dedicated parking stations this was always a daft idea and now we see how badly it has gone.

They operate a bicycle rental business but want the public to provide them with free spaces to park their bikes. Why are they being given preferential treatment over other bike rental businesses?


To justify the mayor's trip to China?
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#8888 Mike K.

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Posted 11 January 2020 - 08:41 AM

Yes, this was heralded as one of the big successes of the trip to China.

I still think the push for these bike share programs was all about mining data via their obligatory apps. Users had to agree to a number of security and privacy permissions which were submitted out of country. I’m not saying there was anything nefarious going on, but that kept me from ever using the app.
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#8889 LJ

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Posted 12 January 2020 - 07:53 PM

Who could have possibly anticipated that?

 

Meanwhile, in China..

 

 

https://www.theatlan...icycles/556268/

 

They gave up on bicycles there and are using electric scooters, same bad manners and lack of knowledge of any rules of the road but now they are doing it at 50k.


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