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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Yesterday the gauntlet was thrown down by Jonathan Murray:

“I think it’s time for an investigation into if/when the @bikeshare/@lyft e-bikes are coming back, led by @PoPville”

But I have answered, and answered with vigor:

Capital Bikeshare shares with us, “We’re committed to bringing them back in the fall. Can’t wait!”

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From CM Cheh’s twitter thread last night:

“Today, I introduced legislation to create new rules for electronic scooter/bike operators, users, and @DDOTDC. The first tweets on the bill focused on one particular provision, while the legislation is actually a rather broad bill with many components. (This is a long thread)

Electric scooters and bicycles produce multiple benefits for the District: reducing congestion and our carbon footprint, plus they’re fun for users. However, with these benefits have come significant challenges. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

Ed. Note: Very cool but remember, these will be the self propelled rides.

From Capital Bikeshare:

“Capital Bikeshare will offer free 24-hour passes this Earth Day, April 22nd, encouraging DC-area residents to give bikeshare a try and choose sustainable, healthy, and fun transportation for their Monday commute.

Riders can obtain their free day pass by downloading the Capital Bikeshare app on April 22nd and entering the promo code EARTHDAY19, providing 24 hours of unlimited 30-minute rides on classic Capital Bikeshare bikes. Read More

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Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From Capital Bikeshare:

“Since Capital Bikeshare first deployed electric bikes last year, riders have taken thousands of rides and shared with us incredibly helpful and overwhelmingly positive feedback.

However, we recently received a small number of reports from riders who experienced stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel. Read More

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