There are problems for Capital Bikeshare users across the region, fueled by network connection problems for about 10 percent of the system’s stations.
As part of the acquisition, Lyft acquires Motivate’s technology and corporate functions. Motivate’s bike maintenance and servicing operations will remain a stand-alone business run by Motivate.
D.C. is set to see a surge in dockless scooters and bike-share bicycles after a dozen companies applied for the city’s new permits. The number of applicants by last week’s deadline surprised even the District Department of Transportation.
The county expects to open seven bikeshare stations around the Mosaic District and Dunn Loring Metro station this fall.
New electric-assist Capital Bikeshare bikes are being placed into docking stations for use across the region Wednesday, which could make it much more reasonable to ride uphill.
D.C. Department of Transportation officials won’t comment publicly, but the social media account for the program has been dropping hints for months.
Car-hailing company Lyft has acquired Motivate, the company that runs Washington’s Capital Bikeshare, New York City’s Citi Bike and bikesharing programs in several other big cities, for an undisclosed sum.
Five new Capital Bikeshare stations have been opened along the U.S. 1 corridor, including stations at University Park, Hyattsville and near the county line with D.C.
Arlington County has struck a deal with the National Park Service to install Capital Bikeshare docking stations in the parking lot on Theodore Roosevelt Island and at Gravelly Point, just north of Reagan National Airport.
Capital Bikeshare stations are coming to Gravelly Point and the parking lot of Theodore Roosevelt Island as part of a funded expansion of Bikeshare along the Mount Vernon Trail.
The installation of the new bikeshare docks — including one that will be added at North Bethesda’s Pike & Rose area — will mean that the county has bikeshare bikes available at nine of the county’s 12 Metro stations.
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The District Department of Transportation is still evaluating the pilot program. Initial permits for the five companies operating in D.C. run through April.
In September, D.C. issued permits to five companies for dockless bikes in the city. But is the convenience of being able to pick up and drop off a bike anywhere enough to top Capital Bikeshare?
Ofo, a dockless bike-share company, rolls into D.C. this week joining other dockless bike operations as part of a pilot program the District is trying.
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