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Currently Chicago’s DoBi Distribution Isn’t Equitable, But It May Be Improving

...are available in each of the four quadrants of the pilot area, roughly divided by State Street and 103rd Street, at any given time. In effect, that means that Ofo and LimeBike must have at...

...a cycle by the CSU campus, as well as at a nearby convenience store at 100th Place and Michigan Avenue. Ofo has also provided about a dozen cycles for a bike library being run by...

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...Street, and when they do appear, they’re usually located at Chicago State University, near 95th Street and King Drive. It’s difficult to see more than one or two bike locations at a time...

    Currently Chicago's DoBi Distribution Isn't Equitable, But It May Be Improving
    Some vendors appear to be ignoring the city's rebalancing rules Representatives from Ofo, one of Chicago's three dockless bike-share vendors, recently argued that it's difficult for them to serve the Far South Side pilot area effectively and equitably because they're currently only allowed to deploy 50 bikes.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

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Ofo: We Need to Be Allowed to Deploy More Bikes to Effectively Serve the South Side

...their fleet in each of the four quadrants of the pilot area, roughly dived by State Street and 103rd Street. Taylor Bennett said the Ofo team has been rebalancing their bikes daily to ensure that...

    Ofo: We Need to Be Allowed to Deploy More Bikes to Effectively Serve the South Side
    Three weeks after dockless bike-share debuted on the Far South Side, representatives from Ofo, one of the three companies that is currently permitted to operate, say Chicago's low cap on the number of bikes and requirement for "lock-to" cycles is stunting the success of the pilot.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

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Dockless Bike-Share Policy Experts Discuss the Pros and Cons of Chicago’s Rules

...time, according to the attached Equitable Distribution Map. The four quarters are mostly defined by State Street and 103rd Street. Vendors with 50 bikes have to provide at least seven bikes in each quadrant, and...

    Dockless Bike-Share Policy Experts Discuss the Pros and Cons of Chicago's Rules
    Earlier this month Streetsblog Chicago reported on a new study of dockless bike-share regulation best practices by by Brandon Bordenkircher and Riley L. O'Neil from Twelve Tone Consulting, a local government affairs consulting company.
    https://chi.streetsblog.org

  • Such fantastic news! Let's hope no bad apples spoil it for everyone else - this service can be a game-changer for the far south side!

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