My 11 minute rental cost me $3.75, which is about what I’d pay for a long bus ride or a light rail trip down to SeaTac airport. Biking was about 15 minutes faster than walking home, but biking cost me $3.75 more than walking. Also, because the bike had a battery pack, I probably burned fewer calories than I would have on foot.
Multiplying it out, a commuter using rideshare bikes for “last mile” commuting to and from work could easily spend $150 per month just to avoid a short walk at the end of their bus or train ride home. Seems pricey to me.
I think I’ll save my $3.75 splurges for espresso and keep on walking. 🚶♀️