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Oxford’s council-backed docked bike-share scheme closes

Oxford’s on-street bike share scheme Oxonbike has been closed. The council-backed scheme cited the arrival of dockless operators as one of the reasons for its closure. The scheme was operated by Hourbike, and was created in 2013 with founding operator, Grand Scheme bikes. Hourbike took over the running of the …

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Turning sharers into buyers

Bike sharing has become increasingly prevalent over the past few years. As it continues to burgeon, the big question is whether this concept – specifically the dockless bike share – should be considered a threat or an opportunity. Getting bums on saddles has always been a priority for the industry, …

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Car share firm Lyft acquires bike share firm Motivate

Uber-style car share firm Lyft has acquired Motivate, the largest bike share operator in North America. This follows Uber’s April acquisition of dockless bike-share firm Jump bike. Motivate operates 80 per cent of the "docked" bike share schemes in the US, including the hire schemes in New York’s Citibike, Chicago’s …

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