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  1. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Perhaps, but this article...

    Perhaps, but this article claims the JUMP bikes videoed being trashed in a junkyard in N. Carolina are the most deployed 5.5 model, that Uber couldn't get the replacement 5.8 model bike which is the...
  2. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Good investigative journalism from Gordon...

    Good investigative journalism from Gordon Chaffin, thanks for posting!
  3. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Uber decided to scrap the 20,000 JUMP electric...

    Uber decided to scrap the 20,000 JUMP electric Bikeshare fleet in the US

    https://bikesharemuseum.com/20000-jump-bikes-are-going-to-die/
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    DC journalist Gordon Chaffin's review of the...

    DC journalist Gordon Chaffin's review of the Riide 2nd gen ebike.

    https://streetjustice.substack.com/p/bike-review-28-mph-e-bike-from-dc

    https://youtu.be/2c7BmfQFWI4
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    Burley sell a seat pad...

    Burley sell a seat pad for their trailers in case you want to give that a try. The Two Wheeling Tots review site does a good job describing the features of bicycle trailers, their two top...
  6. Thread: Ebikes!

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    The Post reports...

    The Post reports Uber sold JUMP ebikeshare to Lime Bike in early May. "Customers will still have access to electric Jump bikes and scooters in the Uber app, but Lime will run the operation." The...
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    Lighter ebikes This week ebike forums have...

    Lighter ebikes

    This week ebike forums have been abuzz with chatter about the Specialized Turbo Vado SL, a lighter fitness/commuter/road ebike with a Class 3 speed pedelec mid-drive motor and...
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    Yes bicycles are prohibited from the roadway, see...

    Yes bicycles are prohibited from the roadway, see section 4.30(a) on page 15 of https://www.nps.gov/gwmp/learn/management/upload/GWMP-Compendium-508.pdf
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    HB 1705 was signed by Gov Northam last Saturday...

    HB 1705 was signed by Gov Northam last Saturday April 11, source: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=hb1705
    This marks the end of a particularly successful year for...
  10. NY Post article on the increased demand for bikeshare

    https://nypost.com/2020/03/13/citi-bike-struggling-to-keep-up-with-coronavirus-ridership-spike/
    The last paragraph describes their disinfecting procedures, I assume Lyft/Motivate are sharing this...
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    That's a relief, I was worried about the CaBi+...

    That's a relief, I was worried about the CaBi+ ebikes after the County just refused an operating permit to an e-bikeshare company for this reason, I think it was likely Helbiz who were granted a...
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    Also the new state law requires Class 3 ebikes to...

    Also the new state law requires Class 3 ebikes to have a speedometer, but does not mention Class 1 & 2, whereas Arlington County regulations require all ebikes to have a speedo - that includes...
  13. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Arlington County just refused...

    Arlington County just refused an E-bikeshare operating license to a bikeshare company because their ebikes lack a speedo required under County regulation. Somebody please inform Lyft/Motivate their...
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    HB543/SB871 was signed by Gov Northam yesterday,...

    HB543/SB871 was signed by Gov Northam yesterday, the 3-class E-bike system takes effect in Virginia July 1, 2020. Source http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?ses=201&typ=bil&val=Hb543
  15. Update to CaBi app lets you undock bikes using your phone, scan QR code on the bike

    Posted this in the CaBi+ ebikes thread but thought I’d mention this update to the app which also works for Capital Bikeshare Classic pedal Bikeshare bikes, now in addition to your key you can now use...
  16. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Capital bikeshare have launched an updated app...

    Capital bikeshare have launched an updated app ahead of their ebike deployment. CaBi confirm the new app can unlock both docked classic bikes and dockless parked ebikes using a QR code, source...
  17. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Lyft in the news for the wrong reasons, raising...

    Lyft in the news for the wrong reasons, raising prices of San Francisco Bay Wheels ebikeshare rides to $2 to unlock and 20c per minute, source...
  18. Thread: Ebikes!

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    DDOT press release reports Lyft will add 1,500...

    DDOT press release reports Lyft will add 1,500 CaBi+ ebikes to the DC fleet starting “this spring” with a $1 per trip surcharge, a lock enabling riders to end a trip by returning to a dock or...
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    The County budget for next year mentions...

    The County budget for next year mentions Arlington PD hiring six traffic and enforcement control officers so this might be changing. Source page 9 of...
  20. Thread: Ebikes!

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    Lyft today finally returned...

    Lyft today finally returned ebikeshare to NYC’s CitiBike fleet with fixes to address the faults that led to their withdrawal last year including a new battery supplier, a new front Sturmey Archer...
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    This morning I discovered the path around the...

    This morning I discovered the path around the Netherlands Carillon near the Iwo Jima memorial is closed for construction, previously I had been able to ride through the work area. So this morning's...
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    Another thread...

    Another thread on the BikeArlington forum drew attention to this ArlNow article reporting Arlington County DES signage for sidewalks adjacent to PBL's where ebikes and scooters are now not permitted...
  23. WTOP report CaBi casual trips falling, annual member rides remain steady

    https://wtop.com/dc-transit/2020/01/capital-bikeshare-trips-slide-as-d-c-s-dockless-scooters-bikes-grow/

    WTOP report casual use of Capital Bikeshare last year was 40,000 trips per month down from...
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    A related article...

    A related article https://alextimes.com/2020/02/seminary-road-update/ makes for grim reading, Quote: Jackson alluded that Pepper would be the swing vote if there’s a vote at the Feb. 11 meeting. “I...
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    21087 So I took a Helbiz for a spin this...

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    So I took a Helbiz for a spin this lunchtime, the bike itself is mostly fine, adjustable seatpost but no adjustable stem, there is no way to change the pedal assist power level so it feels...
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