Skip to comments.Bike-share locks meet industry standards, but were no match for Baltimore thieves
Posted on 09/15/2017 10:41:59 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
The manufacturer of the $2.36 million Baltimore Bike Share system said his company has never experienced the level of theft that caused officials to announce a temporary shutdown of the program to allow additional locking devices to be installed to the bike docks. The original locks on the bike stations were overwhelmed by thieves ripping the bicycles out at an unprecedented pace, said Alain Ayotte, CEO of Bewegen Technologies, the Canadian manufacturer. We dont have this issue anywhere else, not at this level, Ayotte said Wednesday. Our locking system is recognized [as] very, very up to industry standard, but due to the issues that occurred in Baltimore this summer, we did add additional security. The bike-share program launched last fall with 200 bicycles at 20 stations and was supposed to grow to 500 bicycles at 50 stations in the spring. Instead, it has suffered so many thefts and maintenance backups that most of the bicycles are out of service. The program will close Sunday and reopen Oct. 15.
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I suspect that they look something like this:
That’s racist! (Sarc extreme)
How much could you get for one of these steel-frame clunkers? $20 if you were lucky?
And yet, these Liberals INSIST that Socialism & Communism will work just fine because everyone in The Collective is wonderful, sharing and caring and full of loving kindness for their Fellow Wo/Man.
$2,360,000 divided by 200 bicycles.....
That’s about, what, $11,000 per bicycle.....
They’re going to find that a relative of the Mayor has a contract to sell $100 bikes to the city for $10,000.
Austin TX has or had these bikes. You can stand beside the road (I35) headed south and see them frequently being “liberated” towards Mexico.
Yep they are shocked just shocked, at the level of theft. And by the criminal element being able to defeat their security measures.
And they don’t have so many problems elsewhere. They notice this problem is centered in Baltimore City??? Hmmmmm.........
Your supposed to sell your car and ride that crap to work...
You’re your yore.
They look ridiculous! Nothing says “I’ve got no money” like this crap!
20 dollars for a Baltimore thug could get him a baggie and a 40 (40 ounce malt liquor) to keep him going for a day or so until the next bike theft.
Who’s riding these bikes...? The blind?
They are ugly as sin thats for sure.
That is too funny.......I needed that.
Oh Did the Amish Strike Again?
GOSH DARN IT
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