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This seems more like a rigid ideological position take from the Goldwater Institute playbook than the type of critical thinking I'd expect from a Fulbright Scholar. As others have noted, bike share and bike rental are not the same. Bike share expands the accessible radius around rail transit stations and urban centers by enabling casual bike trips of short duration. Bike rental, on the other hand, is designed more for full-day or multi-day use -- either by visitors or by bicyclists whose own bikes are being repaired.
A successful bike share program may cultivate more bike rentals and purchases by increasing the overall awareness of bicycling as a viable mode of transport. If young, highly educated males have been some of the most enthusiastic users of bike share in other cities, it may because they are often early adopters of new products and services. Nevertheless, a successful bike share program has potential benefits for all and should be evaluated based on actual results rather than ideology.7 months ago