New Bikesharing company in town, and no docking stations

New Bikesharing company in town, and no docking stations


KRIS: 6:– NOW…AND THERE IS A NEW BIKE-SHARING PROGRAM ON THE STREETS OF HONOLULU…BUT YOU MAY HAVE NOT SEEN THE BIKES JUST YET. ROSS: THE BIKE-SHARING COMPANY “SHAREE” IS SLOWLY ROLLING OUT ITS PROGRAM, BUT WITH A DIFFERENT APPROACH. OUR KAMAKA PILI JOIN US LIVE WITH MORE. KAMAKA? KAMAKA: BIKESHARING COMPANY “SHAREE” PROGRAM ON OCTOBER 20, AND UNLIKE ITS COMPETITOR BIKI, THE COMPANY SAYS THERE ARE NO DOCKING STATIONS TAKING UP VALUABLE PARKING SPACES IN THE COMMUNITY. SHAREE CEO ALEXANDER WONG SAYS THEY WANTED TO ROLL OUT THE SHAREE PROGRAM SLOWLY SO THEY CAN DO ACTUALLY TESTING AND MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY RIDING AND PARKING RESPONSIBLY. FOR NOW, SHAREE BIKES CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE ‘OHANA HALE MARKETPLACE ON WARD AVENUE, WHERE THE OLD SPORTS AUTHORITY. YOU CAN RENT A SHAREE BIKE FOR 30 MINUTES WHICH WILL COST YOU $3.50. AFTER CREATING AN ACCOUNT ON YOUR TO YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, YOU CAN USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO LOCATE AND UNLOCK THE BIKE. THEN YOU WILL NEED TO PART THE BIKE IN A PUBLIC BIKE RACK, AND MANUALLY LOCK IT. LANDOWNERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS TO BUILD A NETWORK OF PARKING ZONES AROUND HONOLULU. WONG SAYS THERE IS A $1,000 FEE IF THE BIKE GOES MISSING OR IS DAMAGED WHILE IN A CUSTOMER’S POSSESSION. KRISTINE: COMING UP NEXT…WE’LL TAKE A PROGRAM ON OCTOBER 20, AND UNLIKE ITS COMPETITOR BIKI, THE DOCKING STATIONS TAKING UP VALUABLE PARKING SPACES IN THE COMMUNITY. SHAREE CEO ALEXANDER WONG SAYS THEY WANTED TO ROLL OUT THE SHAREE PROGRAM SLOWLY SO THEY CAN DO ACTUALLY TESTING AND MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE ACTUALLY RIDING AND PARKING RESPONSIBLY. FOR NOW, SHAREE BIKES CAN BE PICKED UP AT THE ‘OHANA HALE MARKETPLACE ON WARD AVENUE, WHERE THE OLD SPORTS AUTHORITY. YOU CAN RENT A SHAREE BIKE FOR 30 MINUTES WHICH WILL COST YOU $3.50. AFTER CREATING AN ACCOUNT ON YOUR SHAREE MOBILE APP AND LINKING IT TO YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD, YOU CAN USE YOUR SMARTPHONE TO LOCATE AND UNLOCK THE BIKE. THEN YOU WILL NEED TO PART THE BIKE IN A PUBLIC BIKE RACK, AND MANUALLY LOCK IT. WONG IS WORKING WITH PRIVATE LANDOWNERS AND PROPERTY OWNERS TO BUILD A NETWORK OF PARKING ZONES AROUND HONOLULU. WONG SAYS THERE IS A $1,000 FEE IF THE BIKE GOES MISSING OR IS DAMAGED WHILE IN A CUSTOMER’S POSSESSION. IT’S BACK! OUR ALOHA FRIDAY FILL

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