dnmun wrote:CL, i was able to see your google map of the free charging hubs. i would still like for people to label them 'justin junctions' so that the google search doesn't turn up the other stuff.
Yes, maps of charging locations would be very nice, especially when visiting unfamiliar areas.
I'm imagining an era of "e-bike wanderers" who travel from place to place depending on whims, needs and season.
In theory, we could feel better by leaving 10, 20 or 25 cents in an envelope or something, but the coins would likely disappear, and envelopes become garbage.
As an alternative, I think restricting usage to known friendly, or government locations might be better. We all pay for government, so I'm OK with the idea of using my portion of services 10-20 cents at a time in an eco-friendly manner.
So IMO, libraries, city hall, various provincial and federal funded buildings/institutions are all fair game. I've seen several places where pains have been taken to ensure power cannot be taken, so the open places must be fair game. At least unless and until signs go up saying "Do not plug in".
Some local gov'ts may be friendly to legitimizing plug in bikes; but they may also say no, due to liability concerns.