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Old 07-19-18, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by tandempower View Post
Most of the news I see/read about dockless bike-sharing involves some focus on it as a nuisance to be regulated. Now I see this article about one company withdrawing from the US and several other national markets because of regulatory obstructions, and I wonder if dockless bike and/or scooter sharing will actually be able to establish itself everywhere (inside and outside US markets) or whether regulations will determine who will have access to dockless sharing and who will be restricted from it as a transportation choice.
https://money.cnn.com/2018/07/19/tec...-us/index.html

What is your expectation? Will dockless bike and scooter sharing technology be a free option for everyone everywhere or will the world end up being divided into places where it is and isn't allowed by regulations?
Since it has, in fact, proven itself to be a nuisance, it is appropriate that it be regulated. I don't want my yard being used as a drop off point, I don't want people riding unsafe bikes and I don't want the state to have to pay for cleanup if people abandon the bikes all over the place.

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2018/03/bike-share-oversupply-in-china-huge-piles-of-abandoned-and-broken-bicycles/556268/

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