Re: Re: The Velibs are coming?
Yes, we don’t give credit where credit is due sometimes. This has been an outstanding success. The Corpo guys who drove this through, despite all the negativity, deserve a second cookie with their morning coffee.
Even the quid pro quo of all the freestanding advertising signs across the city deserves to be reassessed on the basis that at least they begin to break the age-old parasitic relationship between billboard advertising and the side walls of city buildings.
P.S. There’s a flat-back thruck comes round about 8.30 every morning to replenish the bikes on the stand near me.
I disagree. The main objection was not to the bikes, but to the fact that so much advertising space – essentially a public asset – was sold for a fraction of its value. There should have been ten times as many bikes.