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Lyft pulls an Uber and acquires Motivate, a bike-sharing company

Lyft says its new bike-share program will revolutionize urban transportation. The only problem? Uber kind of beat them to that particular revolution. In a Monday blog post, Lyft announced it had reached an agreement to acquire Motivate, a bike-
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Behind the scenes with the vans and, yes, tricycles that make bike-shares ride smoothly

It's all about the fleet behind the fleet. Bike-share programs have swept into cities across the globe. They let people open an app and ride away on a bike, paying as they go. The problem? Those bikes require a lot of TLC.  So behind the scenes
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Uber is bringing Jump bike rentals to Berlin

European cities have been overrun with bike-sharing programs from companies like LimeBike, Mobike, and Deezer. Now, Uber is throwing its hat into this already crowded market. Jump, bike-rental service that Uber acquired in April, is already out in
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Lyft wants a piece of bike sharing, just like Uber

The company behind some major bike-share programs in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Chicago is reportedly close to an acquisition from ride-hailing app Lyft. A report in The Information Friday says Lyft is closing in on a $250-million deal
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Bike-sharing has blown up in the past year, but cities are wary after the mess in China

Friday is National Bike to Work Day, but this year it's a bit different.  It's the first year the U.S. will celebrate the two-wheeled holiday since the inundation of bike-share companies, with dockless bicycle fleets landing in cities across
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Ford charges into electric bike-sharing

The official bike-share of San Francisco, Ford GoBike, has gone electric. Ford GoBikes are already all over San Francisco, but starting on Tuesday, 250 electric-assist bikes will join the fleet for the same price — at least for now.  SEE
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Uber acquires electric-assist bike-share company Jump

Uber is making a big push into bicycles.  The ride-hailing company announced Monday it was acquiring bicycle-share company, Jump. The San Francisco-based company known for its red frames with a battery-powered boost had partnered with Uber for
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NYC lifts ban on electric bikes, but hoverboards still illegal

New York City is home to one of the biggest bike-sharing networks in the country, but until this week electric bicycles — regular bicycles with an electric motor to give rides a boost — were banned in the bustling city. The confusing ban