High school students haven't gotten much attention as potential bike-share users, but as former Chicago and DC transportation chief Gabe Klein recently told CNN, that's a mistake: "We should absolutely be giving these kids memberships or reduced-fee memberships because it lowers our costs." To make it happen, current rules will have to change.
Will the companies be able to maintain safe bikes, provide good service, and stay financially viable in the long run? It's too soon to say. But in the early going, they are proving that plenty of people will use bike-share in a city where it previously flopped.