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All is not quite well with the cycle hire scheme it would seem.

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All is not quite well with the cycle hire scheme it would seem.


Only to the extent that at present, demand seems to be outstripping supply -
there simply aren't enough bikes to go around.

Which, as a monopoly supplier, isn't too bad a position to find yourself in.

It's certainly preferable to a position where the supply is vastly outstripping
demand and the bikes are sat rusting away in the racks.



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On Fri, 3 Sep 2010, michael adams wrote:

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11167089

All is not quite well with the cycle hire scheme it would seem.


Only to the extent that at present, demand seems to be outstripping supply -
there simply aren't enough bikes to go around.


Indeed. I've been pleasantly surprised by the uptake, and am considering
investing in an edible hat.

Have we heard anything about the vandalism rate yet?

tom

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On Sep 3, 1:36*pm, Tom Anderson wrote:

On Fri, 3 Sep 2010, michael adams wrote:

"Mizter T" wrote:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-11167089


All is not quite well with the cycle hire scheme it would seem.


Only to the extent that at present, demand seems to be outstripping supply -
there simply aren't enough bikes to go around.


Indeed. I've been pleasantly surprised by the uptake, and am considering
investing in an edible hat.


Though I think there are some ongoing teething problems, more perhaps
that were expected. I'll do a separate reply a bit later to michael's
post and expand on that.


Have we heard anything about the vandalism rate yet?


Wot I read in the Standard a few days ago was that the police were
pleasantly surprised at the lack of vandalism - thus far only two
bikes have been stolen (IIRC at least one of which was actually being
lent to a company by TfL/Serco, presumably to promote the scheme), and
I think they were both recovered. I'll try and dig up the piece in
question.


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