The pilot phase is officially over—and the city is evaluating how it went.
In late June, the City of Seattle announced brand-new rules governing privately operated bike shares—especially free-floating, dockless bike shares. Since then, bike-share companies Spin, Limebike, and Ofo have launched, spreading orange, green, and yellow bikes all over the streets of Seattle.
The rules were part of a six-month pilot designed to analyze the impact and popularity of the bike shares. That pilot officially ended on December 31, but bikes are still on the street, waiting while the city works with their data partners at the University of Washington to evaluate the program in three areas: ridership data, safety and collision statistics, and vendor compliance.
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