Adam H. Kerman <a...@chinet.com
> BTR1701 <no_e...@invalid.invalid> wrote:
>> Yes, that'll be one step closer to utopia, won't it? Where any
>> transportation method beyond a bicycle is government run, tracked, and
>> controlled, and a freedom people have enjoyed in this country for a century
>> is deemed to 'endanger society'.
> Your personal bicycle isn't tracked, but bikes for short-term rentals
> certainly are. Big cities that allow these contracts fine the owners if
> the bicycles aren't regularly retrieved and put into one of their docks
> or taken back to the warehouse.
Those were all over the place for a year or two here, three competing
companies, docks all over the place including at one point my front yard
(!). And then all at once and nothing first they were all gone. Then there
was a brief resurgence of powered scooters and then they were all gone as
“The last thing I want to do is hurt you, but it’s still on my list.”