The two wheeled storm that was the dockless bike hire business sent bad waves through out the city. The ugly splash of bikes in all manner of ill-mannered locations triggered action from authorities and most were rid of.
The companies involved were a little hard done by as it wasn’t them who were throwing the offending bikes up trees and down rivers.
A pair of companies managed to surf the wave of trouble and continue to operate. Mobike and an electric assist bike service from Lime.
Electric assist bikes are a smart idea for those challenging hills on a humid day’s commute, but they do warrant putting on the brakes when it’s dwelled upon what is their source of power. Often it will be coal powering up those batteries and that severely dents the forward thinking credentials that a bike hire service offers.