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Abandoned Bike Share

Smaller Cities Rejecting Dockless Bike Share

Two cities, of similar size (about 90,000 residents), and located in different corners of the country, unceremoniously dispatched dockless bikeshare pilots in recent weeks.

September 29, 2018 - WCVB

Spin and LimeBike

Seattle Commits to Dockless Bike Share

After the failure of its municipal bike share system Pronto!, Seattle was one of the first to regulate the operation of dockless bke share companies in the city. Now it's one-year pilot program is permanent.

July 31, 2018 - Associated Press via the Daily Herald

Scooter Share

Scooter War Now a Scooter Competition

Three scooter companies, Lime, Bird and Spin, removed their scooters from the sidewalks of San Francisco earlier this month and applied, with nine other companies, for five permits to operate up to 2,500 scooters in a tightly regulated pilot program.

June 25, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Dockless Scooter

New Chapter in the San Francisco Scooter Wars: Removal

The city attorney vows to bring order to the streets (and sidewalks) of San Francisco by requiring electric scooter share companies to apply for permits. First step: all e-scooters must be removed by June 4, or risk a $100 fine per day per scooter.

May 29, 2018 - San Francisco Chronicle

Dockless Bikeshare Service Launches in St. Louis, With City's Blessing

The city of St. Louis has launched a permitting system for dockless bikeshare companies LimeBike and Ofo to operate.

April 17, 2018 - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Electric Scooters

Scooter Mania in San Francisco

Entitled tech bros! Disrupted sidewalks! Mass impound sweeps! Social media convulsions!

April 17, 2018 - TechCrunch

Free Floating Bikeshare

BART Has Had Enough of Dockless Bikes

With piles of them strewn around stations, the transit agency is "cracking down" on bikeshare companies.

April 4, 2018 - San Jose Mercury News

San Diego Merchants Call for Halt to Dockless Bikeshare Operations

Public bikeshare arrived in San Diego in 2014. Last month, three companies unleashed thousands of dockless bikes, cluttering sidewalks in three business districts to the chagrin of merchants who want a time-out so the city can develop regulations.

March 12, 2018 - The San Diego Union-Tribune

Seattle Bikeshare

Bikeshare Still Searching for Profit

In Seattle, where bikes can be rented for as little as $2, rental fees don't cover most of the costs associated with bik share.

February 15, 2018 - KUOW

Spin and LimeBike

Seattle Bikeshare: From Failure to Success in Less Than Six Months

News of the demise of the Pronto! bikeshare system in Seattle broke in February, but by the end of the year, the city is expected to have the U.S.'s largest bikeshare network.

August 28, 2017 - CNN Tech

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