Bike share a potential boondoggle

- February 2nd, 2012

Bixi

Boondoggle is one of my favourite words. Seemingly nonsensical, it is instantly identifiable with government and waste.

Which brings us to bike share. It’s a needless expense, at a time when the city claims every penny is being spent as wisely as can be.

Face, meet palm.

As I have pointed out on this blog, and in my most recent column, there is absolutely no guarantee the plan will be a success here. The notion of business people hopping on bikes in suits to head off to a lunch meeting just seems like a non-starter.

The whole idea could die, for now, in council chambers, but I fear the city will wind up spending millions just to prove me right.

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