Skip to comments.CitiBike's rainy day blues: docs don't power up when it's cloudy (NYC Solar bike rentals need sun)
Posted on 06/11/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT by Stoat
Citi Bikes solar-powered docking stations dont always get enough electricity on cloudy days a glitch that makes returning the bikes infuriating, riders say.
Bike share users who for weeks have had trouble locking bikes into docks say the malfunction occurs most on overcast days, when stations are not fully charged.
Its a joke theyre solar-powered so theyre basically dead half the time .Its worse when its cloudy or when the dock is under a tall building,
Lengthy waits to receive bike keys and poor customer service are also part of the problem, riders say.
A spokesman for the Department of Transportation noted cyclists are simply getting used to a new system.
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Isn’t New York City very cloudy?
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