Putting the "oh no" into obikes

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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby human909 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:43 am

mikesbytes wrote:In Sydney there's the odd bike permanently locked up to bike ring with adverting attached.


In Melbourne there is a CBD there are a couple of famous religious ones with slogans like "Jesus our Saviour" etc...

What is interesting it the extremely strong locks used. Heavy steel members filled with concrete!
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:17 pm

human909 wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:In Sydney there's the odd bike permanently locked up to bike ring with adverting attached.


In Melbourne there is a CBD there are a couple of famous religious ones with slogans like "Jesus our Saviour" etc...

What is interesting it the extremely strong locks used. Heavy steel members filled with concrete!
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Does wiggle sell these locks?
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Toyopet » Sun Jul 22, 2018 5:40 pm

It’d be easier to cut the bike than cut the lock :?

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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Cheesewheel » Sun Jul 22, 2018 7:15 pm

I think the sign adds an aero factor that compensates for the weight of the lock.
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Thu Aug 02, 2018 2:10 am

Apparently, we are not the only ones dealing with random o-bikes lying around the place. Berlin has a major issue with them as well...

https://www.deutschlandfunknova.de/beitrag/leihrad-chaos-was-passiert-mit-den-obikes

open the link in Chrome and hit translate, is then sort of intelligible.
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Thoglette » Thu Aug 02, 2018 8:57 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote: is then sort of intelligible.

This bit doesn't need google translate :D
"OBike auch in Deutschland Insolvenz angemeldet hat. Die Situation ist ... unklar."

Hints:
a) angemeldet - applied
b) If in Yoda the force so strong is...
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby antigee » Fri Aug 03, 2018 10:02 am

somewhere higher up I posted something about LIME rolling out electric scooter and bike hire in some US cities.....seem to be actively recruiting people to start up in Aus - think this is 3rd advert that I've seen (photo of part of ad' as doubt link will last long but included) Lime is listed as a subsidiary of Cable and Wireless which could be described as a struggling mobile communications minion once a British behometh, believe vodaphone sold it off as too small/fragmented

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https://au.indeed.com/cmp/Lime/jobs/New ... k4a3c7ecj0

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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby 1Rowdy1 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:40 pm

https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/lessons ... ce-things/

Another take on why obikes never took off.

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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Thoglette » Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:18 am

1Rowdy1 wrote:https://cyclingtips.com/2018/08/lessons-learned-from-the-real-story-of-obike-or-why-we-cant-have-nice-things/

Another take on why obikes never took off.


Great article: everyone should read it before posting!
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:14 pm

An interesting perspective but misses the other bit of creating a database of saleable user data. Think the bikes are irrelevant to the cause and o-bikes always knew they'd be abandoning them. Sounds very hit n run and even fraudulent. Don't think they had any expectation of providing a service beyond the short-term
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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby antigee » Fri Sep 07, 2018 10:28 am

a couple more articles on the move towards electric scooter hire in cities - think relevant as impact on utility cycling will either be zero or profound....scooter users generally freely mix with pedestrians and my gut feeling is that users don't think they are vehicles in the legal sense...so will the outcome be more punitive legislation for non vehicular transport (including cyclists) or a realisation by many that you can get to the shops/gym/station/college/work other than by car and that other modes of transport need accommodating not punitive controlling?

"Taxify unveils plans to bring electric scooter-sharing to Australia"

https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startup ... australia/

"L.A. Imposes Speed Limits, Vehicle Caps on Dockless Scooters"

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/ ... es-1139969

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Re: Putting the "oh no" into obikes

Postby Ross » Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:45 pm

More than 58,000 oBikes removed from public spaces (in Singapore) after company went into liquidation

https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/si ... a-10759816

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SINGAPORE: More than 58,000 oBikes have been removed from public spaces around Singapore after the company went into liquidation earlier this year, the Land Transport Authority (LTA) said on Wednesday (Sep 26).

In response to queries from Channel NewsAsia, LTA said that it has been working with FTI Consulting, the liquidators of oBike Asia, to remove the bicycles from the streets. Some of those which were removed by LTA officers are now temporarily stored at holding sites and are being progressively removed to be scrapped, LTA added.

It was reported previously that oBike estimated it had around 70,000 bicycles in Singapore.One of the sites where the bikes are being stored is an LTA building situated between Pelton Canal and the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE), near the Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE).

When Channel NewsAsia visited the area last weekend, thousands of bikes were seen stacked up in the grounds of the building.

When FTI Consulting was appointed as oBike's liquidators, it said it would work with LTA and other vendors to ensure that oBike’s bicycles “continue to be collected and thereafter, realised in an orderly manner”.

In July, Channel NewsAsia observed oBikes being scrapped at a Tuas compound.

The bike-sharing company announced in June that it is shutting operations in Singapore, citing difficulties in meeting the new requirements put in place by LTA to tackle indiscriminate parking.

It owes users S$8.9 million in total, according to FTI Consulting’s senior managing director Joshua Taylor.

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The problem isn’t dockless share bikes. It’s the lack of bike parking

Postby Thoglette » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:42 pm

According to Fuller et al in The Conversation today
The problem isn’t dockless share bikes. It’s the lack of bike parking

I think they miss the point as to the actual aims of obike (see 10speedsemiracer comments above) but the point is well made. (Put "dutch bicycle parking trainstation" into your favourite search engine)
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