Bixi will be more expensive to operate

The Journal has never been Bixi’s biggest fan, and now has a story about how the system will be more expensive for taxpayers, both because of the decline in revenues due to the pandemic, and the higher price of the powered bikes it has been adding.

I’m not sure I’m 100% behind Bixi offering powered vehicles myself – yes, I know these are just power-assisted and not little putt-putts – but these vehicles do extend Bixi to people who otherwise aren’t able to cycle, or might not choose to cycle, so they can be defended on that basis.