by Prince Of Petworth April 19, 2019 at 9:45 am 0


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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 15, 2019 at 9:45 am 0


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. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth April 10, 2019 at 10:45 am 0

Yesterday we learned that JUMP (and Uber) was launching their scooters in D.C.

Marco writes this morning:

“We can’t take these companies seriously as they insinuate themselves into our cities as viable transportation options and then double their prices with one day’s notice.”

Ed. Note: For bikes it used to be $2 ride for 30 minutes and then .07/minute. I asked Marco to do the math on that, because I was told there would be no math today, and he replied:

“I guess from a customer perspective the “break even” is 13 minutes, so it’s a net loss to customers if the average rides are above that. But my bigger issue is the one day notice over email as it pertains to the city treating them as a transportation asset.”

by Prince Of Petworth February 6, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0


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“Dear PoPville,

are you getting emails from people about issues with Capital Bikeshare this morning? I just got an email that my bike wasn’t docked. I was able to run out and find what I think was the bike I docked (it had a rip on the seat so I found one in the same place/same rip) and it was locked but I moved it to a new station just to be safe. when I checked, the system still said I had the bike undocked from this morning. I then called the contact number and got a message saying they are having issues with some of their stations.

Curious if you are hearing this from others.”

by Prince Of Petworth December 27, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

From DDOT:

“The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a major step toward more equitable transportation options with a broad but incremental expansion of the dockless vehicle sharing program for 2019.

In 2019, DDOT plans to issue ten public right-of-way occupancy permits to operators of dockless bicycles or electric scooters. The 10 approved permits will allow up to 6,000 vehicles, which is a 2.5 times the maximum of 2,400 on the street today. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth November 14, 2018 at 10:45 am 0

Thanks to David for sending Monday:

“Looks like 3 poor souls didn’t read the bikeshare instructions properly and left their bikes on thr bike rack. This was outside of the air and space museum and I’m Not confident they’ll be there when they come back outside. Thats going to be one expensive ride….”

We need a Capital Bikeshare public education program STAT.

by Prince Of Petworth November 5, 2018 at 3:55 pm 0

From DDOT:

“Today, Mayor Bowser’s District Department of Transportation (DDOT) released the new permit application for the dockless vehicle program, which includes an expansion of the program beginning January 1, 2019.

“The new dockless permit requirements reflect the promise DDOT sees in this program to increase active transportation in the District, as well as the many valid concerns we heard from a wide range of stakeholders involving safety and equity,” said DDOT Director, Jeff Marootian. “With the new permit we are upholding Mayor Bowser’s commitment to fostering innovation and competition among the many operators in this space while also delivering the safest, most sustainable, and most efficient transportation options to District residents and visitors.”

The application lays out the District’s goals for the program, and includes detailed terms and conditions for companies that are intended to maximize the safety, equity and mobility of the program. The new requirements will apply to any company seeking to participate in the dockless vehicle sharing program in 2019. Permits issued during this period will be valid from January 1 to December 31, 2019.

After a review process, applications will be evaluated and DDOT will issue permits to qualified dockless vehicle operators.

Among the requirements for the 2019 program, participating companies must: (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth September 30, 2018 at 10:02 pm 0

My PSA from almost exactly a year ago has failed miserably.

This dockable bikeshare bike was chilling on a random side street in Forest Hills. So what happens. The last person to ride it checks their bill at the end of the month and are like WTF? Does it keep racking up charges until someone is kind enough to dock it for them? So many questions.

by Prince Of Petworth September 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm 0


Photo by PoPville flickr user Joe Flood

Ed. Note: To be clear, OP is kidding around with this note, I mean it happened but obviously she is kidding around. I preface this because history has taught me that some will be confused.

“Dear PoPville,

I may have fallen for someone this weekend… I can’t stop thinking about this guy I encountered in Rock Creek Park. (Fair warning: this might be long, but why should love have a character limit?)

It was a beautiful Sunday in the park, and people were out picnicking, biking, hiking, running, and walking. As I ran past Peirce Mill, a cyclist caught my eye – swarthy, lean, coral shorts. Fortunately the opportunity to initiate contact presented itself: he had sped by the sign instructing cyclists to walk their bikes. (more…)

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