Seattle Commits to Dockless Bike Share
Seattle will expand its program that allows private dockless bike share companies to operate in the city. The Seattle City Council has voted to make a one-year pilot project permanent. The program allows up to four bike share companies to operate 5,000 bikes each. The companies pay the city $250,000 a year for the permit to operate.
The cap of four bike share companies is still aspirational, however. Three companies currently operate in the city, Spin, LimeBike, and ofo. According to the article, only LimeBike has sought the permit so far, while ofo is planning to leave the city.