The Baltimore Bike Share system as we know it is no more, city officials announced today, capping a very troubled 22-month run in Charm City for operator Bewegen. In its place, the city is implementing a pilot program with two dockless transit providers, Bird scooters, which you’ve likely already seen around town this summer, and Lime, which offers rentable bikes and scooters.
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Baltimore’s bike share system is close to shutting down once again due to a lack of maintenance from its operator and its equipment’s inability to handle wear. Most troubling, two out of every five bikes in the system have disappeared.
After temporarily shutting down this fall, the Baltimore Bike Share is planning to end the year by adding more stations.
In another blow to Baltimore Bike Share, the city has confirmed the program’s official coordinator within the Department of Transportation is on his way out.
After a month-long hiatus for some crucial repairs and maintenance, Baltimore Bike Share is returning this weekend.
Baltimore Bike Share is returning with a new design for its bikes to fend off the best of thieves.
Baltimore Sun Reports that the Baltimore Bike Share program is shutting down temporarily, to update the security equipment on its 200 piece fleet of rentable bicycles. The local bike share program opened in 2016, but has weathered a rocky start after a high number of instances of theft, and related damage to locking docks. The bikes are outfitted with GPS, and generally recovered when stolen, but the track-downs and maintenance to the bikes and the locking docks take time, money, and man power away from a small staff.