Uber has deployed a fleet of its Jump electric scooters in the District — joining several other companies — and a wave of more may be coming.
New legislation working its way through the Virginia General Assembly could set new state standards around dockless scooters and e-bikes, giving localities like Arlington full authority to ban the vehicles on sidewalks and regulate where they’re parked.
Expect to see a lot more dockless bikes and scooters on DC streets in the next year.
Uber is looking to get into the bike-share business in D.C. That is just one of several expansions the ride-hailing company is planning in the District.
D.C.’s sidewalks are getting crowded with dockless bikes and electric scooters, and the newest entry is challenging the competition to keep the city’s sidewalks from getting cluttered.
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?
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