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Thread: Dockless Bikeshare - The Dockpocalypse Nears

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    It appears that Ofo May be entering a death spiral. It is being sued for $10 million dollars by the manufacturer of its bikes.

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/2/17...t-bike-sharing


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    Here's one of the dockless DB Call a Bikes (red and silver livery) along the Nidda River. Or maybe it's a dockless Nextbike (blue and silver livery), can't tell since it's now a muddy brown.


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    Quote Originally Posted by drevil View Post
    I occasionally see onesies and twosies of these here and there. You think anyone will care if they are taken home, fixed, and ridden?
    "I can say that less than 50 bikes remain on DC streets, which we are working on collecting as we speak."

    -Mobike spokesperson per https://www.washingtonian.com/2018/0...crap-bikes-dc/

    I wonder if they have given up on collecting bikes left in other jurisdictions - you'd think they could have retrieved 50 in the last three weeks.

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    Seems the Brits are as bad as the French:
    Crime-hit Mobike suspends Manchester sharing scheme

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    Arlington's Shared Mobility Pilot (for dockless bikes & scooters) is on the Board's "consent agenda" (for non-controversial items) this Saturday. Pilot would last 9 months, would charge each provider $8000 per mode and would limit all providers to 200 vehicles per mode with the possibility of asking for increases in 50 vehicle increments as long as they can show each vehicles is being used at least 3 times per day, with a hard limit of 350 vehicles per mode.

    For reference, Bird currently has 500+ scooters in Arlington and is seeing 4 to 5 trips per scooter per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    Arlington's Shared Mobility Pilot … would limit all providers to 200 vehicles per mode with the possibility of asking for increases in 50 vehicle increments as long as they can show each vehicles is being used at least 3 times per day, with a hard limit of 350 vehicles per mode.

    For reference, Bird currently has 500+ scooters in Arlington and is seeing 4 to 5 trips per scooter per day.
    DC's dockless pilot is capped at 400. How does Arlington intend to enforce a cap that's lower than a neighboring town's? (Never mind that it's lower than what's already there...)

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    From a related post on ArlNow on the dockless bike and scooter pilot:

    "The policy also adds that both scooters and electric bikes won’t be permitted on county trails."

    https://www.arlnow.com/2018/09/20/co...-in-arlington/

    Not that it would ever be enforced, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by huskerdont View Post
    From a related post on ArlNow on the dockless bike and scooter pilot:

    "The policy also adds that both scooters and electric bikes won’t be permitted on county trails."

    https://www.arlnow.com/2018/09/20/co...-in-arlington/

    Not that it would ever be enforced, of course.
    Of additional note, scooters are restricted to 10 mph and e-bikes to 15 mph which essentially means that all providers in the market would have to modify their equipment in order to comply with the pilot.

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    The policy was pulled from the consent agenda and will receive a public hearing on Tuesday at 6:30pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chris_s View Post
    The policy was pulled from the consent agenda and will receive a public hearing on Tuesday at 6:30pm.
    Do you have details on the hearing? I'm interested in attending and contacting my electeds beforehand.

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