A dozen companies have responded with interest to NYC’s shout out for companies willing to,launch a dockless bike share program for urbanites. Dockless bike sharing is making headway as a viable city transport option. Users have an app, which allows them to find, unlock and then use a bike or scooter. They pay for the specific time they spend riding the bike.
Some share programs offer payment plans to,make the option more affordable. One problem is that there are no specific parking facilities for these share vehicles. But, some city officials and ride-share higher-ups are working on the problem.
- DOT has reached out to dockless bike share programs potentially interested in piloting a NYC program and has had 12 responses, including one from Citi Bike.
- Spin, Ofo, LimeBike and Jump have all expressed interest in the soon to-be implemented program.
- Spin, in particular, offers users an unlimited monthly plan that averages out to about one dollar per half hour ride.
“New York is now ever-so-slightly closer to getting its own dockless bike share program.”