In the meantime, the Hamilton Bike Share program, SoBi, has deployed a number of bikes throughout the city ahead of the March launch. Initially I thought I had no need for a bike share membership; after all, I do own four bikes. However, last week, I was meeting the ladyfriend for a gift consult after my regular "beer and a half" date with a friend. It was then that I realized that if I had a SoBi account, I could ride to my various appointments and catch a ride home with the ladyfriend (I know - the accursed car!) rather than meet her at home ten minutes later (okay, I know, poor Claudia - waaah, another ten-minute bike ride. I know, I know). All this to say, while city council is dragging its heels and investing in the continuance of car culture, there are little victories all over the city. Every time I ride my bike, I feel like I'm contributing to the greater bike culture of Hamilton.