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    The New York Times reports over the coming months JUMP plans to double the size of its ebikeshare fleet in DC from the current 200 pedelecs.

    The Post article on Uber acquiring JUMP.
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    I read in the press release that UBER is working on technology to make the JUMP bikes autonomous. I dont know - kinda seems like a bad idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcannon100 View Post
    I read in the press release that UBER is working on technology to make the JUMP bikes autonomous. I dont know - kinda seems like a bad idea.
    In rural areas like Fairfax, the nearest bike could be a mile a way or more. It would be great if it comes to me, and when I am done, it could park itself in a less crowded spot. It would also be great to have an inflatable Kermit the frog doll when it's doing that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AFHokie View Post
    Don't leave your ride-share bike on a ferry:

    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-sta...-guard-ferries

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    Interesting, I just read a local article on that yesterday. The ferry operators keep track of people that bring their vehicles/bicycles onto the ferry, so if a bicycle like a DoBi is remaining, they have to look for the owner and assume that there was a passenger overboard, costing thousands of dollars to the Coast Guard.

    DoBi companies have been sending out messages to their customers telling them to either leave the DoBi's at the docks or to bring them as carry-on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobco85 View Post
    leave the DoBi's at the docks
    Something just seems a little fishy about that arrangement.

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    Tweet of the golden Mobike floating around DC:

    https://twitter.com/maustermuhle/sta...58753122762753

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    Interesting read from Portland 10 reasons why Uber buying JUMP may be a good thing for urban transit. Re: reasons #2, 4 & 7,
    #2 Policy: Uber has the clout to ease regulation of pedelecs/Class 1 ebikes in cities where JUMP operates.
    #4 Driver network: will we see Uber cars fitted with bike racks to redistribute dockless ebikeshare bikes?
    #7 I'd love to see JUMP introduce cargo ebikeshare similar to Donk-EE in Cologne.

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    These posts reinforce the need to check controls and brakes before riding off on a dockless bikeshare bike or scooter:
    Brake lines cut on dockless bikeshare bikes in Seattle
    Power lines cut on ebikeshare scooter in San Fransisco

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    I found the Golden Mobike today in the Crystal City Waterpark.




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