Comment 120718

By Lage_guy99 (registered) | Posted February 07, 2017 at 20:35:25 in reply to Comment 120711

I completely agree with your point--I think both points go together. If a rider who would have taken the bus a $2.55 now decides not to take that ride for $3.00, then he has to get to his destination another way. So we need to figure out what he is doing instead.

My own hunch is that in an environment of terrible service and high fares (the main factors, as you say), bikeshare ends up having a negative impact that it probably would not have had for a bus system with lower costs and better service, where bikeshare would have minimal if not positive net impact. But we'd need data to know that--would be great to have.

To put it another way, I think it's pretty ridiculous that in the middle of January I'd still rather ride a SOBI than take the HSR for all the reasons you cite in the article.

Comment edited by Lage_guy99 on 2017-02-07 20:36:14

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