Comments on: Bike-sharing stations to wheel into Miami http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/01/08/bike-sharing-stations-wheel-miami/ The Newspaper for the Future of Miami Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:13:57 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0.1 By: Banana Miller http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/01/08/bike-sharing-stations-wheel-miami/#comment-1019 Mon, 13 Jan 2014 15:53:51 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=19998#comment-1019 Considering how much rain and humidity we have in Miami, DecoBike could avoid a lot of maintenance issues by covering the docking stations to protect bikes from rain. They simply can’t keep up with the effects of rust and corrosion (not to mention vandalism and other glitches) if the bikes are constantly exposed to the elements. I want to see the program succeed downtown, but certainly the user experience will need to be improved.

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By: Geoff Stafford http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/01/08/bike-sharing-stations-wheel-miami/#comment-967 Thu, 09 Jan 2014 05:59:48 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=19998#comment-967 DecoBike needs to fix it’s south beach woes before attempting to expand downtown. The concept is awesome, but the reality isn’t so great. Unmaintained bikes, frequent station outages, and unusable vandalized docks make for an extremely unreliable experience. Aggravation is the norm. Just walk – it’s quicker.

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By: Luis Estrada http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/01/08/bike-sharing-stations-wheel-miami/#comment-960 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:11:48 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=19998#comment-960 DecoBike membership for its yearly plan is $150, but if on the monthly plan, the $15 per month will add up to $180 yes.

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By: Charlie http://www.miamitodaynews.com/2014/01/08/bike-sharing-stations-wheel-miami/#comment-958 Wed, 08 Jan 2014 17:52:29 +0000 http://www.miamitodaynews.com/?p=19998#comment-958 DecoBike membership is actually $180 plus tax, not $150.

Also, this thing is broken much more than it works, the stations only have broken bikes and sometimes don’t work at all. Being a monthly paying member actually causes me so much more frustration than just walking everywhere.

Ask any paying member is South Beach, I’m sure they’ll tell you the same thing.

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