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    WTOP are reporting Lyft will go ahead with returning CaBi+ Pedelecs to the streets this fall.

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    San Francisco is running out of patience with Lyft/Motivate and has warned Lyft the city will revoke their ebikeshare operating permit if they do not provide SFMTA with an explanation for the battery fires in July or return Bay Wheels ebikes to service by October 15.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    WTOP are reporting Lyft will go ahead with returning CaBi+ Pedelecs to the streets this fall.
    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation? I tried this link that Judd posted, but I don't see any after clicking on few stations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by n18 View Post
    So did CaBi put their E-Bikes back in operation?
    Mark Sussman thinks February https://twitter.com/msussmania/statu...63710905393152

    Might be delayed if there is any difficulty meeting San Francisco's demand on Lyft to add a further 4,000 ebikes to the Bay Wheels fleet by April, and Lyft are changing their battery supplier (as well as fixing the brake issue that caused the CaBi+ withdrawal) https://www.bicycleretailer.com/indu...ause-found-not
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    As much as I liked the Jump bikes ( before Uber bought them ) I suspect that the viability of rental E bikes is limited. The bikes require too much hands on care in charging and maintenance to be sustainable. Even worse in the long run is that someone will sooner or later realize that the external plastic battery packs are worth about $500 and vandalism / theft will likely go much higher than the kids hot-wiring a couple of scooters phenomena. This grousing is more about seeing CaBi put more resources in to filling in the blanks in their current dock locations. Large parts of the city and close in burbs are underserved by CaBi as it is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Riley Casey View Post
    As much as I liked the Jump bikes ( before Uber bought them ) I suspect that the viability of rental E bikes is limited. The bikes require too much hands on care in charging and maintenance to be sustainable. Even worse in the long run is that someone will sooner or later realize that the external plastic battery packs are worth about $500 and vandalism / theft will likely go much higher than the kids hot-wiring a couple of scooters phenomena. This grousing is more about seeing CaBi put more resources in to filling in the blanks in their current dock locations. Large parts of the city and close in burbs are underserved by CaBi as it is.

    The locations are determined and the stations installed by the jurisdictions. There have been delays in NoVa as the locales wrestle with VDOT (funding pass through) interpretation of fed mandated procurement regs.

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    WTOP report a new feature of CaBi+ ebikeshare bikes will be a dockless option to end your trip anywhere in the operating area...when they eventually return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dewey View Post
    WTOP report a new feature of CaBi+ ebikeshare bikes will be a dockless option to end your trip anywhere in the operating area...when they eventually return.
    I can't wait! The cost of Jump bikes is now ridiculous. Plus, when I take a Jump bike, I've got to stop just inside the city line, then take an Uber home to Bethesda. A CaBi allows me to get within a mile of my house, even without the dockless option, and maybe closer if they allow dockless.

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    Lyft today finally returned ebikeshare to NYC’s CitiBike fleet with fixes to address the faults that led to their withdrawal last year including a new battery supplier, a new front Sturmey Archer drum brake, and the hub motor is moved to the rear so CitiBike state it is a single-speed (also reported on Reddit) hopefully it's not geared too high or this might prematurely wear out the motors climbing hills. Lyft simply modified the previous design Bay Wheels/San Francisco ebikes by adding a disk brake to replace the front roller brake. It's unclear which model CaBi will be getting in due course, but I hope it's not the NYC design as I liked the Enviolo CVP gearing on the original CaBi+ ebikes.



    Pricing: CitiBike Annual Members pay an extra $0.10/minute, capped at $2 for rides 45 minutes or less starting or ending outside Manhattan. Non-Members pay $0.15/minute. Reduced Fare Bike Share Members pay $0.05/minute, capped at $2 for rides 45 minutes or less starting or ending outside Manhattan.
    Last edited by Dewey; 02-20-2020 at 09:17 AM.

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    DDOT press release reports Lyft will add 1,500 CaBi+ ebikes to the DC fleet starting “this spring” with a $1 per trip surcharge, a lock enabling riders to end a trip by returning to a dock or dockless locking the ebike to something, and revising the CaBi app to enable riders to unlock a CaBi+ ebike parked outside a dock https://ddot.dc.gov/release/improved...keshare-spring

    No details in the press release about the design, but DDOT’s tweet includes a picture showing a CaBi+ branded ebike similar to the San Francisco Bay Wheels bike, with front hub motor and front disk brake, which would have gears, so fingers crossed https://twitter.com/DDOTDC/status/12...143857153?s=20
    Last edited by Dewey; 02-21-2020 at 02:00 PM.

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