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Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters and Bike Share Both Seeing Bumps in Ridership

More people have been renting CoGo bikes this spring and summer compared to the last two years, a reversal of what had been a downward trend in ridership for the bike share system. With an average of 5,145 rides per month from March through June of this year, it seems that some people responded to […]

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Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Lime is returning to the Columbus market today, deploying about a hundred of its rentable electric scooters around several central city neighborhoods. Crew Cypher, Midwest General Manager for Lime, said that more scooters could be added in the future, depending on demand. The deployment comes along with a new policy that will offer free 30-minute […]

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CoGo Ridership Down in 2018

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Ridership Down in 2018

2018 saw the first significant decline in CoGo ridership since the bike share system was established in 2013. Just over 40,700 rides were logged on the network over the course of 2018, while 2017 saw more than 52,000 rides, according to data available on the CoGo website and compiled by Columbus Underground. CoGo Rides 2018 […]

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The Scooter Numbers Are In: Here’s How Many People Have Ridden One So Far

Brent Warren Brent Warren The Scooter Numbers Are In: Here’s How Many People Have Ridden One So Far

Over 100,000 people — and maybe as many as 200,000 — have ridden a rentable electric scooter since they were first deployed in Columbus last summer. While that represents the total number of unique users, many people took more than one ride, and the total number of trips by scooter likely exceeds half a million. […]

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New CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed

Brent Warren Brent Warren New CoGo Bike Share Stations Installed

New CoGo bike share stations are being installed throughout Columbus, as well as in Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights and Bexley. Many of the two dozen-plus new stations are already stocked with bikes, and the attached kiosks – which feature touch-screens that enable users to buy one or three-day pass – are online and ready to […]

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Will Columbus Ever Build More Protected Bike Lanes? Scooter Users May Have a Say

Brent Warren Brent Warren Will Columbus Ever Build More Protected Bike Lanes? Scooter Users May Have a Say

Although there are no current plans to build more protected bike lanes in Columbus, planners and transit advocates point to a recent development that may help to build the case for them: the sudden appearance of hundreds of rentable electric scooters on the streets of Columbus. Both of the companies operating here, Lime and Bird, discourage […]

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City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

The City of Columbus released its first set of rules for companies operating “shared mobility devices,” its term for electric scooters, dockless bikes and other types of small vehicles that have yet to be deployed here but may be in the future. Companies like Bird and Lime, which both brought their rentable scooters to Columbus […]

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