Most of all, it's clear that the bikes going to end up everywhere. Sometimes, that's good. There isn't a place within a five-mile radius of downtown that you can't easily grab a bike, but sometimes it isn't good — as documented by @dallasbikemess, Dallas' finest anonymous Instagram chronicle of bike-share's early days and hazards.
Here are 10 of the best, or worst, bike-share failures documented by the account.
First, a bike share graveyard at the corner of Houston and Young streets downtown. (To their its, VBikes — the silver and mustard ones — picked up its bikes after this photo went up.)
A bike in a fountain near the Comerica Building downtown.
A bike up a tree behind Fat Rabbit in Uptown.
Here's a bike in a dumpster near the Live Oak Lofts in Deep Ellum.
For some reason, someone robbed this VBike of its plastic front wheel.
A commuter took a bike to Whole Foods in Uptown but couldn't find a place to park.
Should the need arise, there are bike-share bikes under the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge.
And on the Katy Trail.
This VBikes bicycle decided to end it all in Turtle Creek.
Finally, a LimeBike on a road to nowhere — Lakeland Drive in East Dallas.