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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    Regarding the decision to temporarily withdraw CaBi+ ebikes this article in the Post makes depressing reading: that there isn't safety oversight or a channel for communicating safety data between electric bikeshare operating companies. Uber/Jump reportedly fixed the problem in their bikes, Shimano said the Inter-M roller brake requires a wheel hub incorporating power modulators so Uber must have found a way to retrofit the power modulators into the motor hub - that they failed to share with Lyft/Motivate either the existence of the problem or their technical solution demonstrates a need for better regulatory oversight. Hope they do the right thing by anyone injured, and they fix the problem toot sweet so they can get CaBi+ back on the streets.
    Sounds like adding a requirement that operators share safety information would be an improvement to dockless policies.

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    Default Docked AND Dockless bikes and scooters should all be required to share safety fixes

    Quote Originally Posted by dasgeh View Post
    Sounds like adding a requirement that operators share safety information would be an improvement to dockless policies.
    Dasgeh, why dockless? Should be safety (and safety fix) info should be required for all companies operating rental bikes (and scooters), both docked and dockless. At any rate, I miss the electric bikes, they were a great addition to the annual membership. Even though they were often out of juice or otherwise out of service!

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    BRAIN article reporting CitiBike (and CaBi+) pedelecs won't return to the active fleet until this fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RayRayBike View Post
    Dasgeh, why dockless? Should be safety (and safety fix) info should be required for all companies operating rental bikes (and scooters), both docked and dockless. At any rate, I miss the electric bikes, they were a great addition to the annual membership. Even though they were often out of juice or otherwise out of service!
    The dockless policy governs the various private operators in Arlington, that otherwise have no relationship with the County. Arlington has a direct relationship with Motivate for the docked bikes, and thus can directly get safety information. If that's not already part of the contract, it should be. But that's separate from the dockless policy.

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    This is why we need CaBi ebikes : 1 month after $8bn IPO Uber announce 67% price increase on JUMP ebikeshare rides https://denver.streetsblog.org/2019/...share-service/
    Last edited by Dewey; 06-15-2019 at 10:18 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    This is why we need CaBi ebikes : 1 month after $8bn IPO Uber announce 67% price increase on JUMP ebikeshare rides https://denver.streetsblog.org/2019/...share-service/
    Wow! At 25 cents per minute on JUMP, the total riding I’ve done on my own ebike would’ve cost me $2,500 MORE than my ebike’s purchase price!

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    Yeah I can’t figure it out, one commenter said it now costs the same as using Uber pool for a 15 minute ride?!

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    Rode a Jump Bike for the first time to go from K St NW to Adams Morgan. Have to admit that it did not suck and cheaper than any other option (other than walking). What did suck is the Uber app not working when I wanted to ride one back to K St.

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    BRAIN are reporting Lyft have specced Tektro mechanical front disk brake while keeping the Shimano Inter-M for the rear brake (hopefully retrofitted with the necessary power modulators), for their bikeshare ebikes. Uber now use Tektro hydraulic disk brake on the front of their 2nd gen JUMP bikeshare bikes. Hopefully now Lyft corporate have made a decision Motivate can get on with refitting and rolling out the CaBi+ pedelecs.
    Last edited by Dewey; 07-25-2019 at 09:21 AM.

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    Lyft are in the news again for an ebike safety issue. After relaunching their e-bikeshare service in San Francisco when Ford GoBike was rebranded as Bay Wheels, after two separate battery fires yesterday Lyft pulled all 1,000 ebikes from the streets just two weeks after they were deployed. Chris Nolte who owns ebike shops in New York and California commented on an article in the San Francisco Examiner one problem is there is no requirement for e-bikeshare operating companies to have their batteries tested to Underwriters Laboratory standards.
    Last edited by Dewey; 08-01-2019 at 11:55 AM.

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