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  • CitiBike's rainy day blues: docs don't power up when it's cloudy (NYC Solar bike rentals need sun)

    06/11/2013 10:15:00 PM PDT · by Stoat · 20 replies
    NYPost ^ | June 11, 2013 | DANA SAUCHELLI and NATALIE O'NEILL
    Citi Bike’s solar-powered docking stations don’t 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. “It’s a joke — they’re solar-powered so they’re basically dead half the time….It’s worse when it’s cloudy or when the dock is under a tall building,” (edit) Lengthy waits to receive bike keys and poor customer service are also part of the problem, riders say. A spokesman...