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via DDOT

From DDOT:

“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and its six partner jurisdictions, announced that new eBikes with pedal-assist technology will return to the Capital Bikeshare system on July 8.

“We are thrilled that Capital Bikeshare’s eBike fleet will offer residents, commuters, and visitors another affordable, convenient, and sustainable mode of transportation here in the District,” said Mayor Muriel Bowser. “Capital Bikeshare continues to be a cornerstone of our transportation infrastructure planning and how we move people efficiently through the region.”

Starting tomorrow, Capital Bikeshare, which is operated by Lyft, will roll out its fleet of dockless eBikes with pedal-assist technology. The eBikes can be unlocked using a scannable, contactless QR code in both the Capital Bikeshare and Lyft apps, or by using a member key. By boosting riders’ own pedal power, eBikes help riders make longer trips with ease. eBikes can be parked at Capital Bikeshare docking stations for free, and also at public bike racks using a built-in cable lock for an additional out-of-station fee.

“For close to two decades, the District has led the way with mobility options for our residents and visitors,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “Capital Bikeshare eBikes are a fun, affordable transportation alternative for long-time members and new customers to get around the region.”

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Thanks to Brian for sending from JUMP: “Yesterday we announced that JUMP is joining forces with Lime. Together, we’re excited to make even more bikes and scooters available to you in the Uber app.

As part of this change, JUMP will be temporarily paused in Washington D.C.. We hope to be back soon and will update you when bikes and scooters are once again available in the Uber app.

We are still here for you in other ways – helping you get where you need to go with Uber rides, and delivering meals to you with Uber Eats.

Thank you for riding with JUMP.”


Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC

From DDOT:

“1,500 new e-bikes will include new locking technology allowing parking outside of docks

The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and its six partner jurisdictions announced that e-bikes will return to the Capital Bikeshare system this spring with a new mobile app experience that will include a hybrid locking technology.

“The return of the e-bikes is part of Mayor Bowser’s ongoing effort to improve active transportation and mobility in the District,” said DDOT Director Jeff Marootian. “These new and improved e-bikes will allow Capital Bikeshare riders to lock the bikes to bike racks at their destination, allowing unprecedented accessibility across all eight wards of the District.”

The 1,500 e-bikes will be added to the existing Capital Bikeshare fleet in a phased roll out throughout the spring. Read More


“Dear PoPville,

During the past few months, I’ve noticed more and more Capital Bikeshare bicycles in situations in which they normally would be seen. Someone taking a bike onto the metro, someone locking one up with a bike lock at a normal bike post (not a docking station), someone sitting in a park with a bike in front of the person, while a Bikeshare dock is about 50 feet away. Read More


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