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Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the hype:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944


Oooh, those "healthy, wealthy, white men".

Sure that this wasn't a cut'n'paste from the Guardian?

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https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944

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Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the hype:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944


bet they don't deliver a profit either

which makes one wonder why Uber want to enter such a market (presumably only
in places that don't already have them)

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"Recliner" wrote in message
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Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the hype:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944


bet they don't deliver a profit either


That's right, they don't, even with sponsorship.


which makes one wonder why Uber want to enter such a market (presumably only
in places that don't already have them)


Uber is moving into electric bikes and scooters, not push bikes. Of
course, as with its cars, Uber doesn't expect to make a profit from
the move into e-bikes and scooters.
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On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:44:24 +0100, "tim..."
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"Recliner" wrote in message
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Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the
hype:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944


bet they don't deliver a profit either


That's right, they don't, even with sponsorship.


which makes one wonder why Uber want to enter such a market (presumably
only
in places that don't already have them)


Uber is moving into electric bikes and scooters, not push bikes. Of
course, as with its cars, Uber doesn't expect to make a profit from
the move into e-bikes and scooters.


It's got to be expecting a potential for profit.

Its backers aren't completely daft

tim





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tim... wrote:


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On Fri, 31 Aug 2018 13:44:24 +0100, "tim..."
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"Recliner" wrote in message
news Looks like another of Boris's grand projects isn't living up to the
hype:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/boris-bikes-don-t-improve-health-or-reduce-pollution-nhmrv920k?shareToken=a484c26448c2c0d151bf2a5edc77b 944


bet they don't deliver a profit either


That's right, they don't, even with sponsorship.


which makes one wonder why Uber want to enter such a market (presumably
only
in places that don't already have them)


Uber is moving into electric bikes and scooters, not push bikes. Of
course, as with its cars, Uber doesn't expect to make a profit from
the move into e-bikes and scooters.


It's got to be expecting a potential for profit.

Its backers aren't completely daft


Presumably, but not any time soon.





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