I’ve been seeing a lot of these scooters/mopeds with their front panels taken off. I wonder if there’s someone going around stealing some component from them. Do you know anything?”
Thanks to R for sending from: “Hayes NE, right around Kenilworth Gardens. They were all in a neat row, so I have to assume they were placed there.”
Update: “Statement from Robert Gardner, Senior Government Relations Director at Lime:
“Please rest assured our operations team is working on resolving this issue immediately. Parking in bike lanes is completely prohibited under our user agreement and we will work to find out what went wrong here. We take numerous steps to prevent improper parking and promote safe riding and we will continue to improve our systems here in DC to prevent unfortunate instances like this one in the future.”
Martin writes: “Connecticut & R. Legitimately blocking a lane with zero you-know-whats to give.”
Photo by Nolan DiFrancesco
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced plans to continue the demonstration pilot for motor-driven cycles, also known as mopeds, through December 31, 2021, as part of the District’s continued commitment to foster new shared mobility options.
Companies that want to participate in the pilot must meet the terms and conditions of a new Public Right of Way Occupancy Permit (PROWOP). The terms require moped riders to follow current laws related to the operation of mopeds such as wearing a helmet, possessing a valid driver license, and never riding on sidewalks and bike lanes. All companies applying to participate in the pilot will be allowed to operate up to 800 vehicles during the demonstration period. Read More
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“On 6/15/2020 at approximately 6:55 PM, an MPD K9 officer was flagged down for a carjacking that just occurred near the intersection of 11th St SE and Pennsylvania Ave SE. A witness saw the victim on a scooter stopped at a traffic light when a suspect punched the victim and pulled him off of the scooter before riding away. Read More
Thanks to Alan for sending from Columbia Heights: “Haven’t seen this before on a scooter.”
It had been 7 days since our last stolen wheels report.
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a continuation of its demonstration pilot for shared motor-driven cycles, also known as mopeds, and released new draft terms and conditions that will govern the second phase of the pilot.
Shared motor-driven cycle operators with a 2019 Public Right-of-Way Occupancy Permit (PROW OP) are permitted to continue operations through Saturday, February 29, 2020 under the current permits. The second phase of the motor driven cycle pilot, which will be governed by revised terms and conditions, will begin on March 1, 2020 and continue through September 30, 2020.
Under the new draft terms and conditions: Read More
Thanks to Beth for sending:
“Another parking fail for Revel moped at 16th and V NW southbound during Thursday morning commute.”
Who do you blame for this – the driver or the company?
Some kinks still need to be worked out.
Thanks to a reader for sending this morning: “blocking an entire lane during morning rush hour on 17th just north of Farragut.”
Thanks to Rabih for sending this swell parking job from Grant Circle in Petworth.