This morning in the New York Times, there was an article about Citi Bikes were in. People were actually looking forward to the bike sharing program for personal reasons. Still, there's a slight hesitation from me. If a bike program exists for a city as big as NY why could there not be such a thing for Houston. If we really are the 4th "fattest"city, why not us?
I am sure we can benefit from it greatly. In this city, residents complain that bikers are not given the chance to ride to and from work on their bikes without colliding with a car, but I think if more bike stations were built, then Houstonians would have a reason to listen to bike lanes, riders and the general rules of driving when bikers are to the right of them.
Trust me I seen only one station for bikes. Its neat, but its at the center of downtown, where you would think a lot of people would want to pay for a bike, but this location is so crowded, the station never gets a second glance. It's right by Starbucks too, which means a lot of folks will be too hyped on coffee to want to take a few seconds to pay for a bike when there legs are working just as fast as a 10 mph speed.
I wish they'd place them more near UHD. Or HCC central and even the shops in downtown, that way my brother wouldn't wait forever in the sun for the bus. That's just me though.
I know that Houston is terribly burning the skin around this time, but the atmosphere has to start somewhere. Maybe we could get enough more Houstonians interested so that the number of vehicles in use decreases AND therefore limits the bad air around us. Am I thinking too far ahead?