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  • New York Bike-Share Program Bans ‘Fat’ People

    05/02/2013 1:54:17 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 42 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | 05/02/2013 | Lauren Schiff
    A new bike-share program in New York looks like a promising way to fix some of the city's biggest problems, like traffic congestion, air pollution, and obesity. Or rather, let us rephrase: It will help to relieve issues of obesity, but only for the portion of the population weighing less than 260 pounds. “Everyone who signs up for the program has to agree to a contract, which states users ‘must not exceed maximum weight limit (260 pounds)’ because the bikes can’t hold that much heft,” explains the New York Post. But citizens aren’t buying it. Jhoskaira Ferman, a 20-year-old student...