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Bike Approach

China’s Meituan buys bike-sharing firm Mobike in mobility push

By Yingzhi Yang, Meng Jing, Coco Liu   Meituan will acquire 100 percent of loss-making Mobike for US$2.7 billion, according to a person briefed on the terms, who asked not to be named as the information was not public. Yicai,...
Sharing Economy

‘Sharing economy’ in China feeling the growing pains of rapid expansion

  While the "sharing economy" based on communal use of items and spaces has rapidly expanded in China with ride-sharing and other services, sudden service interruptions and unreturned deposits are also rising to the surface. In...
Bike Sharing

How India rides the wave of cycle sharing, in comparison to other countries

By GREG MORAN   Will cycle sharing in India blaze its own trail compared to the rest of the world?. Cycle sharing in its current avatar of technology-enabled, dockless bicycles is just 24 months old. Never in human...
Bike Approach

Singapore will ban shared-bike users caught parking indiscriminately

  Users caught for parking their shared bicycles indiscriminately more than three times in a year will be banned temporarily from renting from all bike-sharing operators, following amendments made to the Parking Places Act passed...
Bike Sharing

Chinese Bike Sharing Firms Eye South Korea

  When I lived in Singapore in 2017, the frequent breakdown of the city-state’s “world-class” metro and its slow buses led me into the world of bike sharing. Now, the three bike sharing companies I used there —...
Bike Approach

Bike-sharing grows as innovative approach to [almost] free wheeling

By Kody Acevedo If you’ve spotted an unattended yellow bike parked in arbitrary spots around town, don’t fret—they do indeed serve a purpose. The dockless two-wheelers are part of a new variety of bike-share programs that debuted...
Bike Sharing

Bike-sharing service seeks footprint in College Place, Walla Walla

By Andy Porter One of the colorful players in the rapidly-expanding rental bike market may soon be wheeling down local streets. The bike-sharing service LimeBike has approached College Place seeking to start operating in the city. The...
Uber city

Uber Starts Dockless Bike-Share Pilot in S.F.

By Rachel Dovey Uber is now running on two wheels as well as four. This week, the contentious ride-hailing company began letting San Francisco users reserve pedal-assist electric bikes through its app. The idea, according to the New...
Bike App

LimeBike plans to launch bike-sharing service in Sioux City

By Ian Richardson A bike-sharing service plans to bring as many as 250 rent-able bicycles to downtown Sioux City as early as March. Sioux City would be the first Iowa community and potentially the first Midwestern...
Bike Fingal

A bike sharing scheme is on the way to Fingal says Smith

  A Fingal public bike sharing scheme similar to the successful Dublin Bike scheme operating in the city, is a significant step closer this week with news that Fingal County Council is to seek expressions...

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