Sharing bikes to curb cars – Baltimore gets ready for “smart bikes”

Baltimore’s Department of Transportation is in the process of selecting a vendor to operate a network of high-tech bikes and computerized kiosks to entice city dwellers and visitors to use bicycles to get around downtown and nearby neighborhoods. Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Mary Hartney - Mar 28, 2011 - 8:17 AM PDT
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Mary Hartney
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by Mary Hartney - Mar. 28, 2011
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Brittany C. Bell
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by Brittany C. Bell - Apr. 20, 2011

This article is good journalism because many people can relate to the stress and hassle of traffic and to have something that could in some way erase it and know about is great. This article is very informative to those trying to find another alternative from driving. Especially when gas has sky-rocketed. This article seems like it was researched well.

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Kelly Gray
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by Kelly Gray - Apr. 30, 2011

Yes, this article definitely exudes good journalism. The journalist did an amazing job informing the audience of the potential long and short-term benefits of "smart bikes". The concept of "bike sharing" is innovative, as well convenient for city dwellers (as mentioned in the article). I also liked how the pros and cons were weighed out; that was an effectice tactic by the journalist to compell me to read on and gain some more knowledge and perspective.

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Kate N. Bernard
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by Kate N. Bernard - Apr. 3, 2011

First, I think this is an awesome idea and am very excited to see this happen. This article was very informative and expressed new ideas towards this subject. I think that leaving out the west side of baltimore is not fair. The people that live in west side are typically people who need these bikes the most. Also, I think these bikes could be used for vactioners as well as residents. With warm weather approaching it would be great to cruise through Baltimore on a bike.

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Sherry Wing
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by Sherry Wing - Apr. 3, 2011

It is good journalism because it was well written, very relevant for those who live in Baltimore and deal with the traffic in that area, and gave good sources. I also enjoyed that the author gave background information about other times and different places in which similar bike plans were created. I would definitely recommend this story to someone in the Baltimore area.

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Rene Kessler
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by Rene Kessler - Mar. 29, 2011

Good article. 1) Great topic choice. 2) Thorough fact collection, including maps, pricing, and relevant parties involved. Con No speculative date of introduction.

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