Is WeHo’s ‘Bikey’ Blarney? Read On!

The City of West Hollywood has chosen a name for its forthcoming bikeshare program: Bikey McBikeface. In a press release, the city says: “The bold new name is the result of dynamic thinking that embraces a whole new face for public bikeshare.”

“The naming process for Bikey McBikeface included crowdsourced Internet-based naming suggestions, which were collected and then distilled. The process was guided using the careful expertise of an imaginative working group.

Bikey McBikeFace
Bikey McBikeFace

“When confronted with alternatives such as Bikeshare Program and Bikeshare System, the city pledged, instead, to break through the clutter of 21st-century marketing jargon with a concept that has nice features, but that would also be right at home in a schoolyard setting. Bikey McBikeface will change the face of transportation in West Hollywood and will transform McCarCulture.

Additional information about Bikey McBikeface is available online.

West Hollywood’s bikeshare program is anticipated to be unveiled in mid-2016 and it will feature 150 “social bicycles” in 20 self-service locations in West Hollywood.

(And for those of you who don’t like the name “Bikey McBikeface,” happy April Fool’s Day!)

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Cy Husain
5 years ago

How about The Robin Hood bike club in West Hollywood! We steal all the bikes from all the rich people in West LA and give them to the people who really need them!

Larry Block
Larry Block
5 years ago

Reminds me of McDonalds so had to laugh at the lack of imagination .

tom
tom
5 years ago

I read that it was April fools day, but riding in West HOLLYWOOD on a bike should be banned to save lives.

Wesley McDowell
Wesley McDowell
5 years ago

Apparently some people did not read the entire article and/or forgot it was April Fool’s Day!

McManny
McManny
5 years ago

I agree with Jimmy.

Jimmy Palmieri
5 years ago

Every anti development gadfly will be using the word McMansion even more than they do now with the advent of this ridiculous name. WEHO WeBike. RENAME IT so we dont sound McRidiculous.

Ever Vigilant
Ever Vigilant
5 years ago

Are we a community of adults? This is beyond silly. WeHo Webike sounds like an appropriate fit. After all, hopefully adults might be visiting our hotels and may like to take biking seriously, that is if they don’t mind keeping their hearts in their mouths around our infantile drivers.

tom
tom
5 years ago

HOW ABOUT NAMING IT
DEATH RIDE? I WOULD NEVER RIDE A BIKE IN THIS CITY. RUSSIAN ROULETTE WOULD BE A SAFER ACTIVITY.

Jimmy Palmieri
5 years ago

WEHO WEBIKE is so much better. McBikeface? C’mon.

Manny
Manny
5 years ago

Bikey McBikeface better not do any ridey ridey on the McSidewalky.

luca d
luca d
5 years ago

as for how the name was selected, i thought of william buckley who once said;
“I’d rather be governed by the first 100 names in the Boston phone book”

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