Now you’d think Frisco’s tourists would love love love an area taxpayer and feepayer-subsidized bicycle rental service with stations all over touristed areas like Market Street.
But some don’t because they get confused about the confusing pricing scheme, and they think wow, $9 for 24 hours? Man, we’re going to ride on out to Ocean Beach, whoo hoo!
But then it turns out that your credit card gets charged like low three-figures, because you didn’t check in your bikes every 30 minutes.
These bikes, coming back inbound from the West Side, where there are no BABS stations, are overdue and on the clock. They have exceeded their 15-minute combat radius:
And then our tourists rage against BABS the only way they know how – on the Yelp.
And this is still going on, in 2017.
The “solution” to this issue is that you get an automatic 50% refund just for asking.
Not much of a solution.
Out of gas already, trying to come up from the Great Highway through Golden Gate Park on a $1200 (if you lose it, or don’t check it back in entirely properly, but that’s another story) very heavy, electric motor-free, single-speed bike, about seven miles from where it was checked oot, eh?