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Letter to the editor: Green Bike inefficiency

RYAN MANNY | Pullman

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One night last weekend, I needed to get from Southside to Global Scholars Hall to rendezvous with some friends.

It’s a long walk, so to get there faster, I decided to take a Green Bike, since that’s what they’re there for, right?

Maybe 10 minutes later, I pulled up to the Green Bike station at Northside and saw that it was broken.

No problem. I remembered seeing another station at Hillside.

Except that one was broken too.

Over the course of half-an-hour, Green Bike led me on a wild goose chase all around campus until I eventually found the nearest working station to Global Scholars … the one that I originally checked the bike out from, all the way across campus.

What?

So at this point I can: walk to Global Scholars from the station, letting Green Bike waste about an hour of my time; leave my friends at 11:45 p.m. to return the bike and then walk back (the issue I was trying to avoid in the first place); or just eat the fine for keeping the bike out past midnight.

Lose-lose-lose.

Right now, using them at night is less convenient than walking.

The proprietors of Green Bike either need to fix the busted stations as soon as possible or just let us keep the bikes out for a full 24 hours.

One way or another, they need to let us be college students.

And if there’s one thing I know, it’s that college students stay out later than midnight.

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Letter to the editor: Green Bike inefficiency