kenyatta, via slavin:
#bikeshare day 1, much use. Brand hacked already. “the street finds its own uses for things”: #BikeNYC Love, not banks. (by neotint)
Earlier today Slavin, Tricia, CW+T, and I made predictions about the unintended uses for the new NYC CitiBikes:
- Ride from New York to Boston (or Philadelphia.)
This reminds me of Ian Visits taking a London bike hire cycle to Paris:
a check of the Boris Bike T&C’s showed that while there is a limit of 24 hours for hiring a bike, and oddly a limit on letting no more than three other people use the bike, there is no geographical or mileage restrictions.
In addition, as it happens, Eurostar are quite comfortable with carrying bikes on their trains and have a procedure in place already for that – although in our case some tweaks were needed due to the way the prize tickets were arranged, and double checking that it would be OK to carry heavy Boris Bikes on board when they usually carry light touring bikes for holiday goers.