Bikeshares, consider yourselves on notice.

Enough is enough.  I’ve been holding back, but since Katy Trail Dallas has publicly posted about the bikeshare problem, I’m going to put in my 2 cents.

Today the Katy Trail’s official Instagram account posted information that all but calls the bikeshare companies a problem.  But really, that’s what they’ve become.  Bikeshares are meant to enhance the transportation and recreation options for our neighborhood.  Now they are becoming a nuisance with too many bikes littering the trail, blocking our sidewalks and accumulating on public and private property.  The photo below shows a prime example where vbikes is using the corner of Knox and McKinney for advertising without consideration for those who need to use the sidewalk.

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Vbikes isn’t the only one engaging in this practice and I hate to single them out, but this is an example of too many bikes blocking a main neighborhood walkway.  The Katy Trail is encouraging people to download the 311 app and report nuisance bikeshare bikes that block public walkways, and I’d even go a step further to say to move them out of the way.

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