13 Mar '18, 11am

Dockless bike-shares: Why can't we have nice things?

Dockless bike-shares: Why can't we have nice things?

It is exhilarating to have a bike anywhere you want it. It is depressing to see the state of the bikes. Sami and I have written a number of times about dockless bike share systems, but I had never actually used one since there are just a few where I live. But when visiting Munich, Germany for the International Passivhaus conference, and stuck in the suburbs 3 Km from the conference venue, it seemed like a good time to give it a try. The dominant share system is oBike, A Singaporean bike share company with distinctive yellow step-through bikes similar to many of the other share systems. It is all very easy; you download the app and for the first few times you use it, the company doesn’t even ask for a credit card or charge you. For me, this was a very good thing; When I first tried a bike the lock did not open as it was supposed to, so I walked back to my hotel after filing...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/bikes/dockless-bike-shares-why...

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