Support the Public Commons and free use of public spaces.

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The corporate bikes on the public streets go against our community and are offensive to our sense of public morale. The pubic commons is sacred ground that should not be sold or tampered with. The public commons is owned by the people for use of all the people and should not be sold or limited to the use of paid users.

There is a petition being circulated to allow the bikes. This is the petition is pushback against that petition.
I am concerned with how the city is allowing the privatization of our city spaces, including parking on the streets.  I see this as part of a much more disturbing trend to allow money to buy anything within the public commons for a price.
The corporate bikes on the public streets go against our community and are offensive to our sense of public morale as we feel the pubic commons is sacred ground that should not be sold or tampered with. The public commons is owned by the people for use of all the people.

I just signed the petition “Hillary Ronen: No Corporate Bike rentals in the Calle 24 Latino Cultural District” and wanted to see if you could help by adding your name.

Our goal is to reach 100 signatures and we need more support. You can read more and sign the petition here:
Thanks!
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3 thoughts on “Support the Public Commons and free use of public spaces.

    • No. I am not cool with Zipcar, Getaruond, Scoot, Avis (if they get have special parking spots) and all the other car rentals that get special privileges. I am not cool with any corporate takeover or sale or lease of our commons including the corporate buses.

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    • The issue is not wether your in love with your tricycle or not genius. The issue is privatizing public land. It’s ours. Yours mine and every other citizen. Can’t rent off public space to corporations. It’s not a privetly owned mcdonalds parking lot where a particular space can be rented.

      Highway includes public road.
      A public road: any road or street under the jurisdiction of and maintained by a public authority and open to public travel.

      Then you have the right of way law which you should look up. Now if you want to get technical zip car, city car share, bike share all block the right of way. Why? Because public parking spaces are part of the right of way. Parking spaces being blocked or removed by any of these services are blocking the right of way.

      But to be fair to the tricycle gurus like yourself if bike share were public bikes free to use that could change the whole arguement. You’d have to ask a lawyer about that one.

      Welcome to the law of the land. We are not Europe. We have our own laws and rights here.

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