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I discovered an unlocked bike with this sign on it parked at my building today. This kind of program has failed elsewhere because of theft and vandalism, but it could work on a closed campus like Goddard. It hasn't been well advertised though.
May 01, 2013 | Permalink
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May 01, 2013 at 09:14 AM
State has a loaner bikes program, but with several CaBi stations right around the building, I'm guessing they don't get used much. Since State isn't a "campus", the point is for mid-day trips to other agencies and such. A great idea, but again, CaBi has made it largely obsolete.
May 01, 2013 at 09:47 AM
I work at Goddard and have never seen these before. Is there a map of where they live?
May 01, 2013 at 10:50 AM
I don't think they live anywhere. They just move around as they're used.
May 01, 2013 at 11:14 AM
I worked at the Naval Research Lab in SE DC during the 1970's and they had a fleet of very well used Schwinn cruiser-style one-speeds for getting around the laboratory grounds. They weren't fancy but they were very useful in getting around NRL which is a pretty big campus.
May 01, 2013 at 02:11 PM
The guards at the gate of FT. McNair required bikers have not only a helmet but a reflective vest the same was true at the Navy Yard , but this was before 911 .
May 01, 2013 at 02:58 PM
The require only a helmet at Boiling - Anacostia. (but I've never been there after dark).
May 01, 2013 at 05:25 PM
Livermore Labs had red bikes (red as in socialist, of course) scattered throughout the 1-mile square fenced-in campus. Actually, two sets of bikes, since the really sensitive (nuclear weapons) parts of the lab had an additional set of fences. Worked very well, you could pretty much always find a bike when you needed one, and the guards ensured that none ever walked away on their own.
May 02, 2013 at 06:21 PM
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