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“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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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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