Well, doh! Of course the bikes will be gone. What did they expect would happen? So the taxpayers have to provide lots of gasoline to truck them all around to keep supplies replenished so that everyone can feel good about themselves for helping to save the environment, at least till winter sets in and its too cold and icy to ride bikes.
Such important and vital concerns simply cannot be left up to the market. The government has to make sure that we all have free bikes, by any means necessary.
Needless to say, if you read the Constitution, there is just as much of a right to a bicycle as there is to health care.
Pretty much every sort of centralized, top down “solution” runs into problems like these.
Why do we keep on doing stuff like this?
Follow the money. And the power.