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Lime Scooter Share
#11
Lime touts they can do 13MPH, which is 21Km/h and most people report you can go faster on a downhill.

The whole dropbike thing is frustrating. But this has a lot to do with Cambridge constantly complaining they are being left out of deals and then not actually want to take part in regional initiatives. There is a big push by regional staff to be seen as cross regional (and this is stretching to the townships) and so they always present options to Cambridge even when it doesn't make statisical sense (the bike lane project). It's the nature of the region these days and frustrating.

One frustrating part for me is the RFP process. Like Lime is going to be here installed this fall... Lime also has a whole dockless bike share component. Why didn't the bid before? It would be great if we had one app for the region and could get on either a bike or a scooter.
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#12
(10-02-2018, 02:24 PM)welltoldtales Wrote: Lime touts they can do 13MPH, which is 21Km/h and most people report you can go faster on a downhill.

The whole dropbike thing is frustrating. But this has a lot to do with Cambridge constantly complaining they are being left out of deals and then not actually want to take part in regional initiatives. There is a big push by regional staff to be seen as cross regional (and this is stretching to the townships) and so they always present options to Cambridge even when it doesn't make statisical sense (the bike lane project). It's the nature of the region these days and frustrating.

One frustrating part for me is the RFP process. Like Lime is going to be here installed this fall... Lime also has a whole dockless bike share component. Why didn't the bid before? It would be great if we had one app for the region and could get on either a bike or a scooter.

This was absolutely DropBike's argument.  The city however felt that competition was a good thing...

DropBike's agreement is exclusive, which is probably why Limebike was unable to pursue a bike share component.
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#13
That's pretty problematic if the cities/region's regulatory process isn't being applied equally across the board. Doesn't this expose them to a lawsuit from Dropbike?
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#14
(10-02-2018, 03:50 PM)jamincan Wrote: That's pretty problematic if the cities/region's regulatory process isn't being applied equally across the board. Doesn't this expose them to a lawsuit from Dropbike?

The city's lawyers have stated they believe (and are probably correct) that the exclusive agreement only covers bike share, and not scooter share.

Of course, from a user experience point of view, this is missing the point.

But at the very least, there is not an obvious lawsuit opportunity there.
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#15
So the scooters are already availablee.

The app already has a bunch showing.
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#16
Where/how many? How much does it cost?
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#17
Waterloo Park, the UW campus (mostly the west side), and the R&T Park. Probably a few dozen all told, from what I can see in the app.


$1 up front, then $1/30 minutes of use.
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#18
If you download the Lime app it shows the available scooters - I'm seeing at least 20-30 throughout R&T Park and Waterloo Park, mostly along the Laurel Trail. The app says the cost is $1 to start plus 30 cents/mile.
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#19
Holy cow! So these guys just came in and set up this whole system in like 2 days??

That's pretty awesome. I hope it goes well!

There goes my dream of a trackless PRT as a circulator for R+T park....
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#20


Quote:So these guys just came in and set up this whole system in like 2 days??

There's essentially zero infrastructure - independent contractors maintain the batteries offsite and just swap them around. The app tells you if you're parking it outside the GPS-enforced allowable zone.
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