Tag: dockless scooters

Spin scooters hit DC streets; company doesn’t like speed limits either

WASHINGTON — San Francisco-based dockless electric scooter company Spin, which entered D.C.’s dockless pilot this year with bikes but decided to pivot to electric scooters, has begun deploying its scooter fleet in D.C. It also has opinions about new dockless rules that will take effect in 2019 in the District. Spin was acquired earlier this month […]

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DC Dockless scooters and bikes will have to cap speeds, offer payment options

WASHINGTON — The District’s yearlong pilot program with dockless bike and scooter companies will become a permanent option for D.C. commuters in 2019, with new rules now set in stone for the companies that want to provide their vehicles in the District. Among new requirements, scooters and motorized bicycles will have to be equipped with […]

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DC again extends dockless bike, scooter pilot; promises permanent rules next year

WASHINGTON — There will be no major changes this year to rules for dockless bikes and shared electric scooters, the District Department of Transportation said Thursday. DDOT is again extending the pilot program, this time through the end of the year, rather than implementing permanent rules that could see many more of the vehicles permitted […]

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Dockless bike companies Ofo, Mobike pull out of DC, but others remain

WASHINGTON —  Two dockless bike companies are leaving D.C., but that’s not the end of the bike services that riders can pick up and deposit anywhere in the city. Ofo and Mobike are pulling out of the District. Both have said being limited to operating with a maximum of 400 bikes under D.C.’s current pilot […]

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