Sheffield Forum
Your message here

Dockless bike sharing scheme to launch in Sheffield

Home > Sheffield > Sheffield News & Discussions

Reply To Topic
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
25-07-2018, 14:27   #681
paula4sheff
Registered User
 
Joined: Feb 2016
Total Posts: 1,129
Quote:
Originally Posted by Top Cats Hat View Post
Which coincidentally is when the 2013 Scrap Metal Dealers Act which tightened up regulation of the industry.

Also you would have to be a really, really stupid scrap dealer to take a load of bright yellow bikes which are not only easily recognisable by the police but also by most honest citizens who visit their local scrappy's. And as not one OFO bike is privately owned, the dealer could not use as a defence that they had been shown evidence that the person they bought them from were lawfully allowed to do that.
I'm not sure I believe the 'flatbed trucks picking up loads of bikes' angle myself. As you say, it seems fairly implausible that many scrap dealers would want such evidence.

I wonder if there is a lot more to the OFO story than us mere mortals are aware of, behind the scenes.....
  Reply With Quote
25-07-2018, 14:28   #682
WalkleyIan
Registered User
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Walkley
Total Posts: 1,383
cycling back from the AMRC last night I saw two "modified" OFOs still in use around Price of Wales road
  Reply With Quote
25-07-2018, 14:43   #683
Cyclone
Registered User
Cyclone's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Wadlsey
Total Posts: 71,523
Quote:
Originally Posted by paula4sheff View Post
I'm not sure I believe the 'flatbed trucks picking up loads of bikes' angle myself. As you say, it seems fairly implausible that many scrap dealers would want such evidence.

I wonder if there is a lot more to the OFO story than us mere mortals are aware of, behind the scenes.....
They are pulling out of many cities all over the world... Presumably to consolidate in locations where they're making profit (or more profit).
_______
Ask yourself, what would Chuck Norris do?
Youtube videos, snowboarding, climbing, bad drivers.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmn...qpXEZMGnJHf3Wg
  Reply With Quote
10-08-2018, 08:44   #684
Weredoomed
Registered User
 
Joined: Sep 2017
Total Posts: 13
Anyone want a few bikes? The Chinese have a few spare.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/20...cycles/556268/

I guess all those "Look at me, I'm so green, I'm saving the planet", lycra-clad bike divvys aren't going to be saving the planet after all. Oh dear, what a shame, never mind.

Looks like Sheffield got off lightly.
_______
You've GOT to be joking.

Last edited by Weredoomed; 10-08-2018 at 09:04.
  Reply With Quote
10-08-2018, 11:43   #685
katkin
Registered User
katkin's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2004
Location: Sheffield S11
Total Posts: 5,904
the BBC did a video report of this a while back. its shocking the amount of sheer waste that went into the creation of these bikes.
  Reply With Quote
10-08-2018, 12:51   #686
Bargepole23
Registered User
 
Joined: Dec 2009
Total Posts: 1,453
Quote:
Originally Posted by Weredoomed View Post
Anyone want a few bikes? The Chinese have a few spare.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/20...cycles/556268/

I guess all those "Look at me, I'm so green, I'm saving the planet", lycra-clad bike divvys aren't going to be saving the planet after all. Oh dear, what a shame, never mind.

Looks like Sheffield got off lightly.
I don't think many OFO riders bothered to wear lycra, I think you've managed to miss the mark entirely with your childish jibes.

Maybe come back when you've grown up.
  Reply With Quote
12-08-2018, 21:23   #687
Dalek Boy
Registered User
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: Orbiting Planet Skaro
Total Posts: 268
Saw one being ridden in Denaby Main today, without it's locking mechanism.
  Reply With Quote
12-08-2018, 23:26   #688
bean55788
Registered User
 
Joined: Oct 2004
Total Posts: 435
Apologies if this has already been posted but Ofo is a bit of a shady company in regards of accepting that they have overstretched in their expansion and blaming vandalism for the withdraw of schemes.

The below is a good read to anyone interested

https://www.wired.co.uk/article/ofo-...-norwich-leeds
  Reply With Quote
22-08-2018, 13:04   #689
Martin C
Registered User
 
Joined: Oct 2014
Total Posts: 223
It's not just Sheffield where the lowlife spoil it for everyone else then:-

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/...ter?CMP=twt_gu
  Reply With Quote
23-08-2018, 09:43   #690
alchresearch
Registered User
alchresearch's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2003
Location: Southport
Total Posts: 30,608
Send a message via Yahoo to alchresearch
Nearby Liverpool doesn't have half as many problems with the long running and more secure Citybike scheme:

https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/wp-co...on-620x390.jpg
_______
Peugeot & Citroen Diagnostics Specialist. PM for details.
  Reply With Quote
23-08-2018, 12:21   #691
Cyclone
Registered User
Cyclone's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Wadlsey
Total Posts: 71,523
Mobike being interviewed on Radio Four right now about their warning that they might pull out of Manchester due to high levels of vandalism...
_______
Ask yourself, what would Chuck Norris do?
Youtube videos, snowboarding, climbing, bad drivers.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmn...qpXEZMGnJHf3Wg
  Reply With Quote
24-08-2018, 19:52   #692
WalkleyIan
Registered User
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Walkley
Total Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by alchresearch View Post
Nearby Liverpool doesn't have half as many problems with the long running and more secure Citybike scheme:

https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/wp-co...on-620x390.jpg
which is basically the same scheme we used to have in Sheffield only ours were blue. In fact, I think our original docked bikes ended being sold on to Liverpool for spare parts
  Reply With Quote
24-08-2018, 19:56   #693
crookesjoe
Registered User
 
Joined: Jan 2017
Total Posts: 85
Quote:
Originally Posted by alchresearch View Post
Nearby Liverpool doesn't have half as many problems with the long running and more secure Citybike scheme:

https://liverpoolexpress.co.uk/wp-co...on-620x390.jpg
In all fairness though, bicycles are the main mode of transport in Liverpool.

Cars are a luxury on merseyside, and because everyone already has a bike there is no need to hire a citybike and then vandalise it.
  Reply With Quote
24-08-2018, 21:10   #694
Cyclone
Registered User
Cyclone's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2004
Location: Wadlsey
Total Posts: 71,523
Docked bikes don't get vandalised, but they cost a lot more to setup.
_______
Ask yourself, what would Chuck Norris do?
Youtube videos, snowboarding, climbing, bad drivers.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmn...qpXEZMGnJHf3Wg
  Reply With Quote
25-08-2018, 11:43   #695
WalkleyIan
Registered User
 
Joined: Apr 2007
Location: Walkley
Total Posts: 1,383
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cyclone View Post
Docked bikes don't get vandalised, but they cost a lot more to setup.
indeed. The university has no plans to go back into the docked bike market. It was well used but always a loss maker. Waiting to see if Mobike want in

You may have seen all the docking station have now been removed across the city
  Reply With Quote
Reply To Topic

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



All times are GMT +1. The time now is 06:41.
POSTS ON THIS FORUM ARE NOT ACTIVELY MONITORED
Click "Report Post" under any post which may breach our terms of use.
©2002-2017 Sheffield Forum | Powered by vBulletin ©2018