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Baltimore City Ends Bike Share Program, Focuses on Partnership with Dockless Bike, Scooter Companies

August 15, 2018

By Ana Hall-DeFoor

Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh and Baltimore City Department of Transportation announced today that the city is ending the bike share program and starting a new dockless pilot program with startup companies Bird (scooters) and Lime (bikes and scooters).

City residents will see an increase in the number of dockless bikes and scooters including electric-assist bikes and scooters, and an expansion into more neighborhoods. 

The DOT will conduct a monitoring program to “assess and evaluate the effectiveness of a dockless program.” 

The DOT ended the contract with Bewegen Technologies, Inc., the company that provided the Baltimore Bike Share program today. Both acknowledged that the Baltimore Bike Share program faced many challenges since it's launch in 2016.  Bewegen Technologies, Inc. will remove their inventory by Friday, August 18th. 

If you bought a Baltimore Bike Share membership, you can call the DOT at 410-396-6802 by Sept. 30 for refund information.