DecoBike's demonstration bike-sharing program in West Palm Beach during CNU 20 "was a smash hit," says Raphael Clemente of that city's Downtown Development Authority. DecoBike is unusual in that it was founded with money that was privately raised, observes Colby Reese, the bike-share company's chief marketing officer. Where population density is low, bike-sharing may require a subsidy. In cities like New York, government appropriations may not be necessary. See article in the June issue of Better! Cities & Towns for an explanation of differences among bike-sharing programs in the US.
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