Monday, April 25, 2011
Private Bike Share
In an increasing trend, I saw these bikes, part of a private bike share locked up on my way home at the Ames Hotel at Government Center. I know that the Charles Hotel and the Liberty Hotel have been offering bike share for a while, so it must have some appeal if this place is also offering them.
They're Public bikes, in a nice cream with red accents color scheme, and with a special sticker saying where they belong. A couple of them had racks and baskets.
The doorman said that they're free for a certain amount of time to guests, but there are late fees if they're brought back late. I forgot to ask the time limit.
Anyway, nice to see that these hotels feel that traveling by bike is a thing that their guests would be interested in, and that they would support.
On the way home I noticed these poor trees- blooming their hearts out between the Longfellow construction and a parking lot. This parking lot is slated long term to become an extension of the river pathway up to the hospital, so hopefully more people will be able to enjoy them up close.