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City kills its docked bike share program, launches pilots for dockless scooters and bikes

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Mayor Catherine Pugh about to ride a Lime scooter. Still from video video Facebook/Mayor Catherine Pugh.

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.

The Baltimore Bike Share system is about to fail—again

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Empty Baltimore Bike Share docks at Betty Hyatt Park in Southeast Baltimore. Photo by Brian Seel.

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.

Baltimore’s Bike Share is Back Up and Running, With More Stations to Come

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After temporarily shutting down this fall, the Baltimore Bike Share is planning to end the year by adding more stations.

The City’s Baltimore Bike Share Coordinator is Out

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Still via YouTube/Bewegen Technologies

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.

Baltimore Bike Share Returns Sunday with 50 More Secure, GPS-Tracked Bikes

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Image via Youtube/Bewegen Technologies

After a month-long hiatus for some crucial repairs and maintenance, Baltimore Bike Share is returning this weekend.

Baltimore Bike Share’s Manufacturer is Redesigning its Bikes to be Theft-Proof

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Courtesy Baltimore Bike Share/Facebook

Baltimore Bike Share is returning with a new design for its bikes to fend off the best of thieves.

Baltimore Bike Share Shuts Down Temporarily To Improve Security

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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.

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