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Wednesday, March 07, 2018

End of the road for bike-share pioneer Gobee in France

People wanting to get on their bikes in France have one fewer option for doing so after the hire service said Saturday it was closing following a welter of thefts and vandalism.

“It is with great sadness that we are officially announcing to our community the termination of service in France on 24 February 2018,” the Hong Kong-headquartered service said.

“Over the months of December and January, the mass destruction of our fleet has become the new entertainment of underaged individuals,” said, which had rolled out 2,000 two-wheelers inParis alone and had some 150,000 users across France.

The company said that “more than a thousand bikes” had been stolen and almost 3,400 damaged nationwide, with almost 300 complaints filed to police and 6,500 repairs needed.



Anonymous said...

Jake...see this? France, kind of like you envision Downtown Salisbury, right?

Anonymous said...

Saw a rental bike-share bike in D.C. that someone had abandoned on a frozen pond.

Anonymous said...

He's a real Nowhere man
Sitting in his Nowhere Land
Isn't he a bit like you and me?

Well, ah, NOPE!


Anonymous said...

Jake's just pedaling nonsense, as usual. (BTW, no howe two spell).