Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Crummy bus service and with the Rail Catastrophe it is going to get worse. Gotta do sumteeng and dancing is not helping. Fortunately, North Shore Electric Bikeway launched a new electric bike share out of the Cafe for Contemporary Arts.

"Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news,
which follows its own rules."

How it works: Similar to the car2go scheme, users can register online, paying $500 for an all-you-can-ride annual membership or $200 per year for a pay-as-you-go service, which will cost $75 for the first half-hour and $1.50 for the second.

The Electric bikes have an integrated electric motor, which can be used to assist the rider’s pedal-power. There are many different types of e-bikes available. If a cyclist is using full effort to power up a hill, for instance, and the e-bike multiplies that force by 180 times, they only need to use 30 per cent of their force to make the climb.

The Articulated Bus, enough of them could have solved the problem for
the entire island, but we all know, it's the bread, Fred. Millions and
Millions of dollars in Rail Mess profits by whom? Ha Ha.
The fleet: Five GPS-located electric bikes will be available initially, serving about 100 registered riders, with an estimated 100 bikes by the end of summer to serve an anticipated 1,000 users. Riders can locate a bike via text message or a mobile app. Cafés and other community-oriented businesses and organizations will provide the bulk of the stations, which are expected to number at least 15 in the Lower Lonsdale area. The stations will be GPS-defined areas with a standard bike rack.

Pub's Side Note: Next the introduction of the Solar battery charger. That Rail Crisis wants to force people onto the Rail Mess which is one big humbug, but it is forcing people to look for other means. We coulda had a real transportation system.  Anything but the Rail Calamity, it is not needed by the users and bad enough that the property owners have to pay through the nose for it. Millions and Millions of dollars in profits. Estimates have gone up to Ten Billion Dollars. It's the money, Sonny.