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Could a new type of bike share be successful in Seattle?

Bill Radke speaks with Gabriel Scheer, director of strategic development for LimeBike, and Derrick Ko, co-founder and CEO of Spin. These two bike share companies launched in Seattle this week.

Up until now, when we talk about Seattle and bike share, we talk about it failing. We already tried that and it didn't work.

But Scheer and Ko are not giving up. They look at Seattle — its hills, rainy weather and bad drivers — and see dollar signs and a chance to make the city easier to get around.

They're both betting private bike share companies will make it in Seattle.