Meet Tyler

Meet Tyler. He is Today’s Nice Stranger. I met him on line for doughnuts (because doughnuts fix everything) after I had an 18-hour Relay Bikeshare saga (story to come, maybe). He is part of the Edison Bicycles team and he says sales are up, up, up. They sell mostly by word of mouth. So here are…

Lights out now for Jump

Bye, bye, Jump. That was fun. Thanks for giving us a shot. Lights out now. We’ll see who fills the hole in the market next.

Jump on (final week in Atlanta)

It hasn’t even been a year and Jump e-bikes (owned by Uber) is leaving Atlanta. You’ve got one more week to try them out, specifically to see if you might want to invest in your own e-bike or encourage your community to include e-bikes in its existing or upcoming bikeshare fleet. I have ridden Jump…

Bigger wheels and a seat, please

I finally tried an electric scooter yesterday. I see the appeal, although I felt unsafe on it the whole time (completely unrelated to motor vehicle traffic, although that’s a definite additional issue). What would make it better (for me, at least) would be bigger wheels and a seat. Like, if it were a bike. Like…

Scooters in the burgeoning ‘burbs

The metro Atlanta suburb-city where I live joins the growing list of United States municipalities discussing what-the-hell-to-do with scooters. Above is an eight-second time lapse video of what it would look like to ride a scooter* “legally” (which is tending, in more and more cities, to mean in the street) in the Perimeter Community Improvement…

Free helmet

Jump is giving out free bike helmets. Of course, I painted mine. It’s very heavy and uncomfortable, but I’ll road-test it and let you know what I think.

“Lucky 13” for Jump

Jump dockless and electric bikeshare, now owned by Uber, just launched this week in Atlanta, making it the 13th North American city where it’s available. Jump folks were giving out helmets and sunglasses yesterday in Midtown Atlanta and I tried to rent a bike but the app didn’t work. The Jump folks sent a screenshot…