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Dockless bike share operator Ofo launches in South Miami

Published November 7, 2017

SOUTH MIAMI, Fla. (BRAIN) — Ofo, a dockless bike share operator, has begun operations in South Miami today.

The mayor of South Miami, Phillip Stoddard, and other elected officials celebrated the start of the program at an event held Tuesday morning at City Hall.

"We are very excited to welcome Ofo to our city," said Mayor Stoddard. "We are forward-thinking in South Miami, and station-free bike-sharing is another way to bring another technology to our community that can change the way residents experience their city, help tourists get around, improve access and positively impact our environment."

Bicycles are located using a GPS finder on Ofo's mobile app and are equipped with a smart lock on the rear wheel. Users can unlock the bikes by scanning a QR code on the bike using their phones. Rides cost $1 per hour.

"This marks the beginning of ofo's presence here in the Southeast," said Chris Nakutis Taylor, the head of Ofo in the U.S. "We are grateful for the mayor's support, and we are looking forward to building our presence here, across Florida and beyond."

Ofo operates in over 180 cities across 17 countries, including Seattle, Washington, D.C., the greater Boston area and Colorado. It launched in Dallas last week. 

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