“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.”
eBike Pricing Read More
Photo by angela n.
From Capital Bikeshare:
“Based on additional direction from City officials, Capital Bikeshare stations within three blocks of the White House will be closed indefinitely.” Read More
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.”
Thanks to Molly for sending this great shot. Update: It’s not actually meatloaf!!
*This series will feature any pets in a backpack/bag. On metro, or not. Corgi, or not.
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mr.TinDC
“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
Thanks to Reid for sending from 14th and U Street, NW.
20th and Q Street, NW
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a plan to install 100 off-sidewalk dockless scooter and bike parking corrals across all eight wards of the District over the next several months. Read More
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the next phase in the District’s dockless vehicle sharing program, allowing four permits to operate a total of 10,000 scooters and two permits to operate a total of 5,000 e-bikes in calendar year 2020. Read More
Photo by Martha Spieker
Thanks to Martha for the warning on Sunday:
What the hell is wrong with people? https://t.co/23MBnsUJum
— PoPville (@PoPville) November 10, 2019
Alas a reader rightly pointed out it is very likely somebody with mental health issues.
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