By Richard Schrubb
Dockless e-bike sharing programs are landing in major cities around the US and the rest of the world.
A development from the dockless traditional bike market, they both compete favourably in cost with public transport, and due to their range with private car use in many cases.
The media likes a good bad-news story and due to the stacks of dockless bikes left in major cities, there’s a bit of a hurdle to jump before such schemes become widely accepted – and loved – around the world.
Brooklyn, NY, based Jump Bikes is a development of Social Bikes, a traditional bike sharing scheme that has been running for nearly eight years and now has connections to 40 territories around the world.