- Rising reports of abandoned/stolen bikes have replaced NotSpots as Citi Bike riders’ major complaint on social media.
- Also trending up were reports of bad behavior and broken bikes.
Rant of the week
A giant warning about the $101 "security deposit" (no interest loan) should be the MOST prominent part of a citibike kiosk.
Each bike should bear a sign reading "I LOANED A BANK !$101 FOR THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING A MOVING AD FOR THEM FOR 30 MINUTES".
What is the point of the deposit if you charge $1,000+ to the card if the bike is lost anyway?
That is not an insignificant sum for most people to be without for a week. The entire citibike system seems designed to get people to overdraft their (citi)bank accounts. Thanks for the terrible day.Source: Facebook