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    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 push through.

    Here is the email sent off today, in part:

    As you probably know, the Bike Angels program was created to give bike riders (like you!) an opportunity to earn rewards for improving the balance of bikes and docks in the Capital Bikeshare system. The changing nature of Capital Bikeshare with different types of bikes and parking methods, means changes to the operational challenges of "balancing" bikes and docks across the system. We know that riders will have an important role to play here, but the current Bike Angels system — with points tied to specific stations — won't make the most sense.
    The writer is Collin, the Bike Angels program manager for many cities but mainly focused on New York, where he works at Motivate HQ (I think). He doesn't use the word eBikes there, but it's clear that's what he is talking about ("different types of bikes and parking methods").

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    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 https://www.sfchronicle.com/business...ticle-comments

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    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 https://twitter.com/bikeshare/status...943372801?s=20

    Update: tried the app this morning to undock a CaBi classic bike, scanned the QR code printed on top of the head tube and it released the bike from the dock, returned the bike to another dock the usual way and that ended the trip in the app, and I got a text message confirming the bike was returned.
    Last edited by Dewey; 03-02-2020 at 12:05 PM.

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    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 upcoming CaBi+ ebikes will need a speedo to operate in Arlington.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    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 upcoming CaBi+ ebikes will need a speedo to operate in Arlington.
    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    I don't think [the assertion that the speedometer requirement applies to bikeshare] is correct. The only requirement for a speedometer is in Article X of section 14 (scroll way down in the pdf of just word search), which only applies to a "Mirco-Mobility Businesss", which is defined as:

    [which] clearly doesn't apply to private ownership and doesn't seem to apply to CaBi.
    :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    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 upcoming CaBi+ ebikes will need a speedo to operate in Arlington.
    I know of one individual in the microbility business who was super salty about the Cabi e-bike is kind of an end around of the dockless rules.

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    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 Popville blog reported JUMP bikes are temporarily unavailable to rent in the Uber App during the transition. Another Post article reports Lime is currently only able to operate in 20 of the 120 global cities in which it was operating before the pandemic.
    Last edited by Dewey; 05-18-2020 at 02:29 PM.

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

    https://bikesharemuseum.com/20000-ju...-going-to-die/

    https://twitter.com/crismoffitt/stat...488880649?s=21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Uber decided to scrap the 20,000 JUMP electric Bikeshare fleet in the US
    Further justifying my stance to never, ever use Uber. "UBER has reminded us that they are friends to no one but themselves."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Uber decided to scrap the 20,000 JUMP electric Bikeshare fleet in the US

    https://bikesharemuseum.com/20000-ju...-going-to-die/

    https://twitter.com/crismoffitt/stat...488880649?s=21
    I think it's still an open question as to how much of their fleet is being scrapped vs. redeployed by Lime. (No debate that it's "WAY TOO MANY" but both parties claim that it's not all of them.) https://streetjustice.substack.com/p...hes-jump-bikes
    Last edited by LhasaCM; 05-27-2020 at 06:10 PM. Reason: redepolyed is not a word

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