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relocate your startup to Boston! (again)

Some guys in Boston must be paying a promotion firm to get these articles placed, there's a new one every few weeks claiming Boston is better than the Bay Area for startups.

http://www.xconomy.com/national/2012/03/16/bikes-and-business-can-cities-cycle-their-way-to-prosperity/

This round - they have a public bike sharing network, so you should move there.

I've tried to use these things in cities I've visited. Often there is no bike at the station you go to, so you end up fucked. Then there are no stations near anyplace you need to go to. And then the prices with all the add ons and fees for keeping the bike more than 30 minutes per ride end up being more than it would cost to rent a car.

I've seen traffic in Boston, it's not bike friendly. I also know about their weather.

This article is Grade AAA bullshit.
Permalink Idiot 
March 16th, 2012 10:57am
$5 for a 24 hour pass.
But if you ride the bike more than 30 minutes, you get charged $2 more. More than 60 minutes, you get charged $10 more, more than 90 minutes, $18 more, up to $100 per day maximum, and after 1 day you get to pay them for a new bike.

Seriously, fuck that!
Permalink Idiot 
March 16th, 2012 11:00am
Also, look at the map of stations for Boston. Same as everywhere they do this BS. You have to walk up to 10 blocks even when down town to find a bike and then to your location after biking. That distance increases massively if you get more than 1/2 mile from city center.
Permalink Idiot 
March 16th, 2012 11:01am

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