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Thread: Dockless Bikeshare - The Dockpocalypse Nears

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    I find CaBi to be extremely reliable for my admittedly atypical ridership patterns. I'd guess about 95% of my rides proceed from my optimal origin to my optimal destination. The other 5% of the time I either start or end at a less convenient station, but there is always something available within a fairly short walk. My CaBi experience has been positive enough that I use it for almost all of my commuting and utility cycling nowadays. My bikes stay home unless I'm riding for recreation or unless my destination is outside CaBi zone.

    That said, the CaBi data do clearly show supply/demand problems for more popular routes and times. There is a lot of latent demand that the system currently lacks capacity to serve. I would be curious to learn how many of the dockless rides are between CaBi-accessible destinations (and especially when capacity is strained), as opposed to their other main selling point: location flexibility.

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    Coming from a business perspective (feeling lost among all the policy nerds in DC), in general competition is a good thing. It can often force incumbents to up their game, or it replaces them. The process can be messy, though. Trying to overmanage this kind of transition may very well hinder the optimal outcome. I say let 'em all play and see what happens.

    Back of the envelope thought experiment: There are 700,000 daily Metrorail trips and more than 400,000 daily Metrobus trips. That's more than 1 million trips a day before we even start counting cars. 5% of those trips is 50,000+ -- not an unreasonable goal for bikeshare. 5 trips per bike per day means 10,000 bikes. Ought to be room for more than one player. Let's go for it.

    "Oh!! but where will we park them all?!?" one asks. Well, where do the 250,000 cars that come into DC from MD & VA every day park? We've found room for those, so it hardly seems like a herculean task to find room for a few thousand bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve O View Post

    "Oh!! but where will we park them all?!?" one asks. Well, where do the 250,000 cars that come into DC from MD & VA every day park? We've found room for those, so it hardly seems like a herculean task to find room for a few thousand bikes.
    Which is why I move every dockless bike I see into a curbside parking space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Which is why I move every dockless bike I see into a curbside parking space.
    In all seriousness, DoBis have the potential to spur solutions like converting curbside car parking into curbside bike parking, which is rare, but also awesome when available.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    Which is why I move every dockless bike I see into a curbside parking space.
    When QOTM and I were visiting the Wharf, I saw a dockless bike in a bad spot blocking a sidewalk, and picked it up to move it to a slightly better spot and she said "don't to that, if you aren't taking it you shouldn't touch it, you might get in trouble" I guess I shouldn't have told her the story about the lime bike threatening to call the police?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordofthemark View Post
    When QOTM and I were visiting the Wharf, I saw a dockless bike in a bad spot blocking a sidewalk, and picked it up to move it to a slightly better spot and she said "don't to that, if you aren't taking it you shouldn't touch it, you might get in trouble" I guess I shouldn't have told her the story about the lime bike threatening to call the police?
    You're going to bike jail. Since Lime Bike hasn't managed to move the bike parked at Hains Point for an entire week, I don't think you're likely to get caught for moving a bike three feet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    You're going to bike jail. Since Lime Bike hasn't managed to move the bike parked at Hains Point for an entire week, I don't think you're likely to get caught for moving a bike three feet.
    Lime does seem to be having issues. I saw two limes parked at Union station literally every day last week. They were not showing on the map, so I assume they were OOC.

    I don't think you would get in trouble, especially now since this is in pilot mode. What law are you breaking by moving a private companies property that is sitting on public property?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skins_brew View Post
    Lime does seem to be having issues. I saw two limes parked at Union station literally every day last week. They were not showing on the map, so I assume they were OOC.

    I don't think you would get in trouble, especially now since this is in pilot mode. What law are you breaking by moving a private companies property that is sitting on public property?
    For what itís worth, Lime also isnít fun on Twitter. The Jump bike folks seem to have the best Twitter game.


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    I'm kicking myself for not getting a pic of the coral of DoBis at ANC this morning. Clearly, there's demand for bikeshare there.

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