We're nearing the end of the 7-month trial period for dockless bikeshare in Washington, DC. In the middle of September 2017, hundreds of colorful bikes hit the streets, mostly in the downtown area. We went out to test them ourselves, and you could hear the hubbub on the streets around us. "How do these work?" passersby asked us. "You just unlock them? With your phone?"
At TransitScreen, we always want to make sure we're providing you with the most up-to-date information possible. The world of mobility is changing faster than ever, and you can count on us to make sure you're not missing anything. When dockless bikeshare first premiered in DC almost six months ago (wow!), we knew we had to get that data.
There are a lot of reasons for a company to consider offering commuter benefits to its employees. First of all, it’s legally required in some cities for companies of a certain size. But there are reasons outside of obligation!
As dockless bikeshare companies have come flocking to major cities in increasingly large droves, the transit world started buzzing — what does this mean? Should traditional bikeshare systems be worried? Is bikeshare the future of transportation? Will we all become as into biking to work and errands as people in Copenhagen are?