5,000 E-Bikes coming to D.C.

According to the D.C. Department of Transportation – 2 Electric Bike Companies, including one new one – HelBiz, will be bringing 5,000 E-Bikes to the Washington D.C. Area.

D.C. is more than doubling the number of e-bikes and e-scooters that can operate.

The DDOT received 19 applications to operate dockless vehicles in D.C. next year, however four of them were not qualified to fulfill the requirements of the contract.  The request had a 198 point scale on which all applicants were graded.

In addition to Jump, which currently operates both e-bikes and e-scooters, Jump HelBiz bikes will be joining on the e-bike push.  This is the first U.S. city that HelBiz will be working with.

The DDOT has approved, and is in the process of in stalled 100 off-sidewalk parking corralls for e-bikes and e-scooters across 8 wards.  According to DDOT Director Jeff Marootian, “The District’s 2020 dockless vehicle sharing program is rooted in thoughtful expansion, program evaluation and feedback from stakeholders,”

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