Am I the only one here who thinks those kiosks are a joke? I thought these were going to be such a great asset, until I saw the cost of using it. Riding one of these bikes just twice a week for 90 minutes would cost more than owning your own bicycle! They cost $6 day or $75/year PLUS hourly usage fees PLUS a $100 deposit on your credit or debit card (which is refunded when you return the bike). That's prohibitively expensive for poor people and a rip-off for financially savvy people.
Throw in the fact that the stations are all in an area served by CARTA, it's clear that these kiosks aren't meant for serious usage by local commuters. Which is a shame, because bike sharing is a great way to get folks on board with earth-friendly transportation.
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