This won’t last long.
One thing that is well known by economists is the “Tragedy of the Commons”.
In other words: socialism doesn’t work.
Mark my words: it won’t work at the UI either.
Fifty pedal-assisted electric bicycles will be rolled out in Moscow and the University of Idaho campus this August.
The bikes were expected to hit the streets in April but it took longer than anticipated to get through the legal aspects of the agreement between the city, university and Gotcha Mobility, UI director of parking and transportation services Rebecca Couch, told the Daily News in March.
The one-year dockless bike share pilot program will cost $45,000 — a total the city and university will split. Gotcha Mobility will be responsible for maintenance, repairs and placement of the bikes.
Couch said in March those with a UI email address will be able to ride for free for the first 30 minutes. After that, a 10-cents-per-minute charge will be tallied. She said she expects non-UI affiliates to pay 10 cents a minute from the time they start riding, but other membership options will likely be available as well.