Bikeshare

Posted August 27, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (BRAIN) — A state senate bill was amended that would have made California's share bike and scooter providers liable for rider injuries and possibly jeopardizing the state's micromobility business.

Posted March 30, 2020

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Uber Technologies Inc. filed a lawsuit against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation over the sharing of real-time location data of its JUMP e-bike and scooter riders.

Posted March 26, 2020

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — As part of its LyftUp initiative, Lyft will provide free access to its bike-share programs in three metropolitan cities for health-care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted February 19, 2020
Citi Bike e-bikes are back on New York City streets.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Ten months after pulling e-bikes from the streets because of brake concerns, Lyft unveiled redesigned Citi Bike e-bikes on Wednesday.

Posted January 24, 2020

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Social Bicycles' lawsuit against the city's transportation department for renegotiating a share-bike contract with its rival and giving it exclusive rights to operate was dismissed Wednesday in U.S. District Court.

Posted January 22, 2020
LeBron James made a surprise appearance Tuesday at the Harlem YMCA.

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft and NBA superstar LeBron James have teamed up to offer free bike-share services to teens and young adults through the YMCA.

Posted November 25, 2019

NEW YORK (BRAIN) — Lyft is close to reintroducing e-bikes back into its New York bike-share system with improved batteries and brakes.

Posted November 11, 2019
This Lyft e-bike caught fire in July. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's bike-sharing service will return to the San Francisco area in December, four months after e-bike battery fires forced the fleet off the streets.

Posted October 31, 2019

LOS ANGELES (BRAIN) — Uber Technologies Inc. is threatening legal action against the Los Angeles Department of Transportation because of a disagreement over the sharing of real-time location data of its JUMP e-bike and scooter riders.

Posted October 15, 2019

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (BRAIN) — Wheels, a startup electric bike share company, has raised $50 millionin an investment round led by DBL Partners. DBL's founder, Ira Ehrenpreis, was an early investor in Tesla and is on the electric car company's board.

Posted August 2, 2019
Vandalism is being investigated as a cause for two Lyft e-bikes igniting.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Bike-share company Lyft said Friday vandalism has not been ruled out as the cause for two Bay Wheels e-bikes catching fire in the past week and sidelining the entire fleet.

Posted August 2, 2019

CHICAGO (BRAIN) — Share-bike company Social Bicycles — now known as JUMP and owned by Uber — filed a $75,000 lawsuit against the city of Chicago on Friday, alleging it improperly granted its primary competitor exclusive rights to operate.

Posted August 1, 2019
This Lyft e-bike caught fire Saturday. Photo courtesy Zach Rutta.

SAN FRANCISCO (BRAIN) — Lyft's share-bike division in the San Francisco Bay Area has removed its e-bikes from service after two caught fire within the past week. The first Bay Wheels e-bike ignited Saturday and the other on Wednesday, when Lyft removed the fleet. The battery appears to be the source. Nobody was injured.

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