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Perhaps you should have learned more about what a bike sharing program is before writing an article about it.
Bike share programs and bike rentals from a bike shop are two different things. Bike sharing (which, by the way, is not free) is considered a form of public transportation. In Phoenix, it will be used as a connection to and from the light rail and for short trips and bike docking stations will be placed accordingly. Typically, bike sharing connects the first and last mile of a commute. Bike rental from a store, on the other hand, is meant for long, leisurely rides.
Also, cities have realized that the bike sharing systems have not been reaching out to underrepresented communities and are working to change that.
Bike sharing is everywhere now and has proven to be extremely successful and popular. It's time for Phoenix to get on board and move forward instead of always lagging behind.
3 months ago