Posts Tagged ‘bike sharing

COLUMN: Robinson – Bike sharing idea makes him think someone has been drinking

- January 30th, 2012

Robinson: Leave my body alone

by Ian Robinson

Last week, some folks dedicated to saving the world through spending your money on silly stuff wanted the City of Calgary to cough up $2.5 million to set up a bike-share program downtown.

You know, you plug your credit card into a rack, you get a bike of some sort to ride around on.

This is a fabulous idea.

Frantic for a bike

Personally, I can’t count the number of times I’ve been downtown and frantically began patting all my pockets in a fruitless search before realizing: “Holy crap! I’ve forgotten my bicycle at home!

If only there was some way I could rent one from the City of Calgary!” Or.

Not.

Okay. Maybe if I was drunk or something, but then again, I’ve done stuff while drunk that makes some of the antics in The Hangover look like a Baptist picnic. Read more…