St Louis Bike Share

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The bikes have all but disappeared from downtown. Not counting the arch grounds, looks like the app shows about six bikes between Broadway and Jefferson.

As for the scooters, rider ignorance is the biggest problem. At least use the bell and slow down when overtaking pedestrians on the sidewalk, as is standard by cyclists on bike trails.
Why are the bike numbers down? As far the scooters, they are wonderful. It will change the way I commute around the city. I also agree people need to follow rules while on them.


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Short article on SLPR in regards to why there are fewer bikes now and when they might be putting more in the streets: http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/whe ... icycles-go. Not much more info than what dbInSouthCity found out:
dbInSouthCity wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:28 pm
moltingcicada wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:19 pm
Has anyone noticed that there are fewer bikes now since Lime scooter share arrived? I know the scooters are convenient and labor-free and all, but I prefer the bikes because they're cheaper and more intuitive to use.

I noticed when Lime scooters first came around, there were way more scooters than bikes, but after a week or two bikes went back to like 50% of Lime vehicles. Guess they're testing out the waters by responding to demand? And they also need to compete with Bird now too. I wonder if they'll end up pushing Bird out of the market like Ofo, though Ofo also left for other reasons.
I did notice and i asked Lime, they're down about 700 bikes from peak of about 1100 due to spare parts being stuck at various ports but in the next two weeks they should have about 750 more bikes/scooters out again
but hopefully this is a sign more are coming in the coming days.
Hacking electric scooters Every homeless person has like three scooters now. They take the brains out, the logos off and they literally hot wire it
https://melmagazine.com/inside-the-lawl ... 887e155b25
Looks like bike shares are diminishing in presence in other cities too, but scooters and e-bikes remain: https://usa.streetsblog.org/2018/10/10/ ... g-extinct/.
*Dockless bike shares are diminishing.
In contrast, docked bike share is still doing well, showing relatively strong year over year growth. In New York City, for example, the dock-based Citi Bike system remains popular and makes a profit, despite no public subsidies. But like many cities, New York, hit the pause button on its docked monopoly, offering pilot programs so officials could see which companies might emerge with a better system — or not (Boston was one notable exception).
We still need a real bikeshare, the municipally funded docked version, where you can be confident that a (working) bike will be in a specific place when you want to travel.