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Old 07-20-18, 09:00 AM
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Originally Posted by noglider View Post
With Citi Bike, they know who undocked a bike, so you have good reason to dock it quickly. If you don't return it, they charge you $1,200.

I don't know why that doesn't work with dockless bikes, honestly. Don't the credit card users leave a trace of their identities? In other words, I don't know why people are dumping dockless bikes.
What happened in China was that a few companies went in very aggressively to try to saturate the market and get market share early on, and they put in tens of thousands of bikes and then the companies lost track of them or went out of business and the abandoned bikes were littered everywhere and became a huge cleanup burden for the local governments. However here there isn't a big enough market for them to do that kind of overkill dumping of bikes into any city.
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