[UPDATED] Another WSJ columnist’s view of bike-sharing: It works for me!

Wall Street Journal sports columnist Jason Gay takes a ride on a Citi Bike:

WSJ staffers Dorothy Rabinowitz and Jason Gay

WSJ staffers Dorothy Rabinowitz and Jason Gay

The whole experience was rather simple. I believe this is the point of the bike. Somehow this act has become “controversial” in New York. Sharing bicycles. …Some of the arguments against bike share are just confusing. I don’t know how to handle the argument that we don’t need bike share because everyone who wants to bike already owns a bike. That’s like saying that we don’t need restaurants because everybody has a kitchen.

I don’t know what to do with the argument that bike share stations take up valuable space on a public street. You know what is also taking up valuable space on a public street? Your car. My car.

What Wall Street Journal readers say about Gay’s review vs. WSJ editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz’s earlier commentary:


* More comments about “Bikes and the End of the World” | Jason Gay’s review
* Earlier: When was Dorothy Rabinowitz last on a bicycle? (jimromenesko.com)

ALSO FROM THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: A memo sent to Journal staff last night says the paper’s looking for a telecom reporter and that “interested candidates should phone, text, Sykpe [sic], Tweet, or Snapchat Bureau Chief Andrew Dowell.”


The memo is after the jump.

From: Dowell, Andrew
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2013 6:31 PM
To: WSJ All News Staff
Subject: Wanted: Telecom reporter

The WSJ is looking for an enterprising reporter to cover the fast-moving world of telecommunications, an industry that interconnects with some of the biggest trends in global business and society. The job is based in New York and involves coverage of U.S. telecom giants like Verizon and AT&T, as well as the broader universe of mobile devices and equipment. We’re looking for someone who can get inside companies to break developments in M&A and technology, as well as develop smart features about the way mobile technologies are used. An absolute must is the ability to work smoothly with other bureaus to cover the fast-growing mobile economy. Interested candidates should phone, text, Sykpe, Tweet, or Snapchat Bureau Chief Andrew Dowell.