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  1. Thoughts on the new CaBi app (released Feb. 25, 2020)?

    Last week, CaBi got rid of the app that was in use for the past three years or so (I think the first official app was released some time in 2016, but the one that lasted to Feb. 2020 was introduced...
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    I would echo your experience there, scoot. Same...

    I would echo your experience there, scoot. Same experience. I have done a lot of Bike Angeling and I don't think the problem Relwal Noj reports was related to Bike Angels, not in my experience.
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    Bike Angels program suspended

    (I am writing this as a long-time Capital Bikeshare member and regular Bike Angel points-earner.)

    On Tuesday Feb. 25, 2020, came the surprise announcement that the Bike Angels program in Capital...
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    How do bells end up getting knocked off so often?

    How do bells end up getting knocked off so often?
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    Okay, here are some further thoughts on what I...

    Okay, here are some further thoughts on what I see as the negatives to CaBi potentially moving to a partly-dockless-oriented model. Even if it is definitely wrong that they are moving this way for...
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    Thanks for the replies, though I am somewhat...

    Thanks for the replies, though I am somewhat reminded why I don't post here more often by the tone and the down-talk. It's a discussion forum, right, and since about 2017 there have been people...
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    Is Capital Bikeshare moving semi-dockless?

    Recent developments suggest Capital Bikeshare is now moving fast towards a semi-dockless model in its Lyft era. I am seeing a few real signs of this, including:

    (1) their recent move to put...
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    Definitely right. I always make a point to...

    Definitely right.

    I always make a point to straighten mine out, and sometimes others at the station when I dock.

    Even worse is non-CaBi devices parked in front of docks. How many times have I...
  9. Thread: Ebikes!

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    The announcement of the 'Pause' (end?) of Bike...

    The announcement of the 'Pause' (end?) of Bike Angels contains in part a reference to eBikes, and has me worried about changes to the CaBi system which the eBike (re)introduction is being used to...
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    If this is the end of Bike Angels entirely, which...

    If this is the end of Bike Angels entirely, which it seems it may be, I for one (as a Bike Angel) will be sad.
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    I suppose there is good and bad to Capital...

    I suppose there is good and bad to Capital Bikeshare being a government-subsidized public service.

    Still, someone somewhere along the chain of command(s), government(s) in this case and not the...
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    Would be curious to hear from someone with...

    Would be curious to hear from someone with expertise on the matter re what the problem is (could be) that is regularly shutting down stations seemingly at random. This could really hurt Capital...
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    Great news.

    Looking good:

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  14. "It is vital that they hear that private vehicle...

    "It is vital that they hear that private vehicle storage is not the highest and best use of our streets."

    Of course I agree; but I would be curious to hear specific cases in which the Arlington...
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    Can we get a push for a doubling of service area...

    Can we get a push for a doubling of service area and tripling of bikes in the system, too? CaBi coverage area is decent but IMO leaves much to be desired if the goal is to be a comprehensive regional...
  16. That is good to know. My comment could have been...

    That is good to know. My comment could have been worded better, was not meant to accuse anyone of anything specific. The problem, as identified by the OP here, is sluggishness. What is the source of...
  17. Thread: CaBi in PG County

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    Glancing at the current CaBi map, there are...

    Glancing at the current CaBi map, there are currently five stations in Prince George's County, two down near National Harbor (really an extension of the DC tourist track, of course; not that there's...
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    I heard a customer service rep say that they'd...

    I heard a customer service rep say that they'd been experiencing station issues for "a few weeks;" I guess I had been lucky because despite averaging several trips a day this fall and now early...
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    The Bike Angel program is run by Motivate. There...

    The Bike Angel program is run by Motivate. There are Bike Angels programs running in several cities; I believe NYC was first. Afaik, all are centrally controlled by Motivate. The way to get an...
  20. Re Alexandria's sluggish expansion. Someone...

    Re Alexandria's sluggish expansion.

    Someone involved must think they are doing a service to the city by saving money. I say they are only hurting themselves.

    CaBi is a really fantastic...
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    My humble suggestions, if any CaBi people are...

    My humble suggestions, if any CaBi people are reading this:

    If, from time to time, stations go offline, we do understand ("Unfortunately, nothing can always work perfectly," is I think close to...
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    I can only guess re the origin of these outages....

    I can only guess re the origin of these outages. One of the customer service people I spoke with speculated that it could be the cold causing these outages..but I don't remember this from past...
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    This mystery station-outage issue has been bad at...

    This mystery station-outage issue has been bad at times in the past week. I have had several experiences, as well.

    In my experience, it's not just single stations down, but as often as not...
  24. Good news! Gravelly Point Station is finally...

    Good news!

    Gravelly Point Station is finally online.

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    Here is a shot I took a few weeks ago when it was in the process of being born:

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  25. I agree with your negative assessment of the...

    I agree with your negative assessment of the conditions following the total downstream side shutdown this week.

    This evening I witnessed (from the safe distance of a few seconds' slow-to-moderate...
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