Comment 113212

By mdrejhon (registered) - website | Posted July 31, 2015 at 03:43:13 in reply to Comment 113211

P.S. People think I am a paid SoBi shill -- but shut up -- I am not -- I am an ONTARIO TAXPAYER -- PROPERTY TAXPAYER -- I'm also a Paris Velib/NYC Citibike fan too -- and ONTARIO IS ALMOST BROKE -- we really can't afford subsidizing money-losing bikeshare operations. But, SoBi, already fully operationally self-sufficient faster than expected locally (according to them and other SoBi-operated cities) -- is better taxpayer money than an extra city bus! It's far cheaper than bankrupt BIXI (thank our lucky stars we ended up with SoBi). And we have net gains, health care savings from better health (it outweighs cost of bike injuries), transit cost reductions, infrastructure cost reductions, business improvements afforded by new transit options, access to work/school/etc you otherwise wouldn't be able to because it takes over an hour by an inconvenient bus route, etc. That's all before the now-easier decisions to introduce better bike infrastructure, that amplifies all the above even more (and bike infrastructure is cheaper than a lot of other options), and it also makes it easier to densify Hamilton when more people take space-saving transit options. It's really simple financial math, no matter what political color you vote...

Comment edited by mdrejhon on 2015-07-31 03:54:09

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