Bikeshare

Posted November 7, 2018

DEARBORN, Mich. (BRAIN) — Axios is reporting, based on multiple unnamed sources, that Ford Motor Co. has agreed to buy the electric scooter startup Spin.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Mergers & Acquisitions
Posted October 30, 2018

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Ofo is now ending its dockless ride sharing service in Japan, once considered a key market for the Chinese company. This year the company has stopped operating in markets in the U.S., Germany, Spain, Australia and Israel.

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Posted October 29, 2018

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Next Tuesday, dockless sharebike company Lime will offer free rides to the polls on Election Day.

Lime will make its share bikes, e-bikes and e-scooters available in more than 100 cities in the U.S. to ride to and from a polling station, up to 30 minutes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted October 23, 2018

BEIJING (BRAIN) — Dai Wei, the founder and chief executive of Chinese bike-share giant Ofo, has stepped aside as the company's top legal representative as Ofo faces multiple lawsuits in China. 

Ofo has named Chen Zhengjiang, the head of its hardware supply department, as the new legal representative.

Posted in International Tagged Bikeshare
Posted September 27, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of ride-share company Uber, says e-bikes are often the best way to get around a city, especially during rush hours.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted July 12, 2018

DETROIT (BRAIN) — After more than a year in operation, Detroit’s MoGo bike share is expanding service to more neighborhoods in Detroit, as well as to five other cities in the region including Berkley, Ferndale, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, and Royal Oak.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted June 12, 2018

DENVER (BRAIN) — Gates Industrial Corporation, maker of the Gates Carbon Drive belt system, has created several new positions within its bicycle division to meet growing customer demand in electric mobility and share/fleet bikes.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / People
Posted May 29, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BRAIN) — The new bike share system here, which includes 600 bikes and 60 stations, is the 50th system for Trek-owned bike share provider BCycle. It also is the company's largest smart bike system to date.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted May 15, 2018
Some of MoGo's new adaptive cycles.

DETROIT (BRAIN) — On the anniversary of its MoGo bike share program, Detroit is rolling out a pilot program with a variety of adaptive cycles for riders of all abilities. It's one of the first major cities to offer an adaptive cycle share program.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare
Posted April 30, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (BRAIN) — The North American Bikeshare Association is claiming another victory as an Oklahoma bill that would have pre-empted local control of dockless bikeshare did not make it to the House floor last week.

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Posted April 19, 2018

MONTEREY, Calif. (BRAIN) — Bike sharing is expanding so rapidly that city governments are hard-pressed to develop appropriate rules for companies intent on developing new markets.

Posted in Industry News Tagged Bikeshare / Electric bike / Sea Otter Classic / Bicycle Leadership Conference

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