Thursday, June 25, 2009

Youthful idealism crushed by reality

Look at it this way, kid, at least you got a free dose of what life is like here in the outside world:
The students behind Florida Atlantic University's bike-sharing program said all of its community-use Green Bikes have been stolen.

Alexander Van Mecl, 19, a member of FAU's sustainability committee, said the Green Bike system worked on the honor code -- find a bike not in use, ride it to your destination, and leave it -- but not all users were entirely honorable, the Palm Beach (Fla.) Post reported Thursday.

"They were done, it worked, and they got stolen," Van Mecl said. "You can think of hundreds of different scenarios as to why we don't have the bikes anymore. Kind of a depressing story."
The article goes on to say that they're looking at starting the program over again with "more safeguards in place to prevent theft." Yeah, uh, in hindsight, you might have wanted to consider that in the first place.

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