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1/365 - Starting this thread with one of the first Motorcycles to be built in India. The @royalenfield #Bullet350. A Motorcycle which was initially built for the Indian Army but with time found patronage amongst varying genre of people achieving a cult status over the decades. ImageImageImageImage
2/365 - After selling imported Vespas for a while, Bajaj Auto started manufacturing the #Bajaj150 under license in 1959. This was one of the first Scooters in India and certainly changed the 2-Wheeler scene as it was initially available at a significant premium in the market. ImageImageImageImage
3/365 Automobile Products of India (API) was the 1st Scooter maker in India and manufactured the #Lambretta Li 150 Series 2 under license from Innocenti at Bombay in the 1960's. This scooter was very popular and made appearances in a few famous Bollywood movies too. #BikerLife ImageImageImageImage
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#Citybike, oder wie die @SP_Wien versucht, sich als Retter aus einem Dilemma aufzuspielen, das sie selbst verursacht hat. Aber der Reihe nach. #thread
Die Erfolgsgeschichte der Citybikes ist in den letzten Tagen bereits ein paar Mal durchgekaut worden: Wien als (weitgehend unbekanntes) Vorbild für das Vorzeige-Bikesharing-Projekt in Paris. @_barbara_laa hat da gestern schon einiges zusammengetragen.
Wobei von Anfang an ein - ähm - Designfehler eingebaut war: die SPÖ hatte den Betrieb des CBW-Netzes (die ersten 62 Stationen) an die parteinahe Gewista ausgelagert - inkl. undurchsichtigem Gegengeschäft mit den Rolling Boards (Werbestelen in ganz Wien).…
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Death and regeneration of world-class bike sharing system during Viennese election campaign - a thread. #bikesharing #citybike #wienwahl2020 1/
Vienna has a long history with bike sharing systems (BSS) and could be proud of being the place where the first successful BSS was developed. You can read my paper about BSS in Vienna it here:… ;)
Let's start with looking into the history... 2/
In 2003, the city announced that it is looking for a bike sharing operator. The outdoor advertising company Gewista was commissioned without a public tender procedure and developed the Citybike Wien system. (See report of the city’s audit court… ) 3/
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