In its opening months, New York City’s bike share system has found itself locked in a perpetual race against its riders — to remove bikes from fully occupied stations, and to refill stations before the supply runs dry.
Via NY Times.
So they describe dudes running around in trucks picking up bikes and moving them back and forth.
Have they thought about Task Rabbiting this shit? Like, anyone with a Citibike app who’s near a station with too many bikes gets a little glowing message on their phone that offers them what it would cost Citibike to move the bike (take the overall cost and break it down to a per bike, per trip cost) and offer that in cash to whoever balances that bike back.