Trying Out L.A.’s Three Dockless Bike-Share Systems

Streetsblog readers have probably already heard that private dockless bike-share has arrived in Los Angeles. Since November, three DoBi systems are operating in select parts of the city. I got a chance to ride each of these systems. This article does not claim to be a systematic analysis of L.A.’s nascent DoBi systems, but instead just my first impressions of how these bikes perform.

As the city of Los Angeles Transportation Department (LADOT) works out its rules for permitting DoBi operations (council file 17-1125, expected to be heard in Transportation Committee in January or February), Streetsblog L.A. plans to continue to look into how these brand new DoBi systems are performing in the communities where they’ve been deployed.

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