While there have been some complaints about Capital Bikeshare “dock-blocking,” WashCycle argues the system is a significant success story. They’re adding another rebalancing team, and you can’t always park where you want either; does that make roads a failure?
Local officials partly to blame
The county executive of suburban Oakland County, MI, admits, “I love sprawl. I need it. I promote it. Oakland County can’t get enough of it.” Michigan blog m-bike blames such local officials for fostering the car dependence that makes a spike in gas prices painful for their residents. (m-bike via Streetsblog)
Washingtonians complain about tourists, but those escalator-blockers handed over $623 million in taxes to DC last year. Tourists generate half of sales tax revenues, support 70,000 hospitality jobs, and use few public services. (Examiner)