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by Prince Of Petworth October 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm 0


Lime Bike photo by Juanita from a space near 2nd and Randolph Pl NW

Thanks to a couple readers for sending. Valerie writes:

“In case anyone wonders why we have so many bike shares in DC, it’s because VCs keep throwing money at them. From today’s Pro Rata newsletter:

LimeBike, a San Francisco-based bike-rental startup, has raised $50 million in Series B funding. Coatue Management led the round, and was joined by Andreessen Horowitz, DCM, GGV, Section 32, Yuri Milner and Kevin Durant.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Mike for sending this curious find:

“I saw these Mobikes yesterday on Morrow Drive NW. Don’t even ask me to guess what the situation was!”

If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

by Prince Of Petworth October 11, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

Chris sends the shot above yesterday from outside Cardozo High School in Columbia Heights.


And thanks to Connor for sending some “Hope for society?”:

“A Mobike Spin bike and Ofo all parked nicely by Florida and R NW”

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 2:30 pm 0

Thanks to a reader for passing on this scene from Friday afternoon:

“5pm Friday, 17th & Penn on Whitehouse grounds. Secret Service telling rider of dockless bike to stay away from his bike he just left and asking him why he left it there.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 10:25 am 0

First the F Street pop up and now the Union Station Uniqlo is open!!

Ed. Note: I saw it all set up in full glory after coming off an Amtrak last night but I had two crying kids with me and couldn’t take a picture – it was glorious though. GLORIOUS!

Update:

And blessing to Brent for sending this great dockless find last week: “Left INSIDE Union Station, in front of the forthcoming Uniqlo.”

by Prince Of Petworth October 10, 2017 at 9:55 am 0


courtesy ofo

From a press release:

“ofo, the world’s first and largest station-free bike sharing company, announces its launch in Washington, D.C. today.

“We have seen great engagement with our bicycles in the U.S. so far and are thrilled to bring ofo to Washington, D.C.,” said Dai Wei, founder and CEO. “As we continue to expand to new regions, more and more cities show great interest in ofo because of its convenience, positive environmental impact and health benefits. We look forward to bringing ofo to more cities across the U.S. soon.”

ofo will deploy 400 of its bright yellow bikes over the course of its first week. In accordance with the city’s pilot policy, ofo bicycles will be rolling out in every ward, including high-traffic areas like Foggy Bottom, Farragut Square, Dupont Circle, Chinatown and Union Station. Users can download the ofo app to find nearby bikes and scan the QR code located on either the frame or smart lock to unlock them. Once a trip is completed, users will be charged a fee of $1 for each hour ridden.

Rides throughout the city are free until October 22nd, with additional promotions taking place throughout the coming months. (more…)

by Prince Of Petworth October 9, 2017 at 10:02 pm 0

Thanks to Alison for sending:

“This one is off of New York Ave and 5th Street NE near Union Market. It’s been in the same spot but different position every day this week!

If you spot a dockless bike in an odd location please send a photo in an email and mention where you spotted it to [email protected] and I’ll add it to the queue. Where’d You Find A Dockless Bike Today? is made possible by a generous grant from the Ben and Sylvia Gardner foundation.

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