Lyft Is Taking Its E-Bikes Off The Road Due To Safety Concerns
Lyft is removing its e-bikes from service after safety concerns have been raised regarding the bikes’ brakes.
The ride-share company recently debuted a fleet of 3,000 e-bikes – public bikes that people can unlock and rent using the Lyft app. The bikes have become a mainstay for visitors and locals in New York, Washington, D.C., and San Francisco. However, Lyft is pulling them from service after a small number of reports that the bikes are having trouble stopping.
As vehicle ride-share apps and programs have become popular over the last 10 years or so, community share programs involving scooters and bicycles have also blossomed. Here’s hoping that Lyft can sort out this issue and get these eco-friendly rides back on the ride.