Bike share is back.
The Seattle Times looks at what you need to know about the City Council’s 2019-2020 budget, as they look to officially adopt it this afternoon.
The Seattle Times, Sightline Institute, GeekWire, and Curbed get us caught up on bike share expansion in Seattle, including the rollout of Uber’s red “Jump” bikes.
Cities providing these businesses special permission to use public infrastructure should impose special restrictions on use of the data those businesses collect. There is strong indication that the bikes and scooters are rented at a loss, with the real profits coming from amassing databases of people’s whereabouts. The same or similar seems likely for cars.
– Data could be what Ford sells next as it looks for new revenue
– Ford gets into the scooter business, joins Bird and Lime
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