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Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Richmond Council says it’s disappointed dockless bike firm ofo pulled out of the borough, but it’s looking to replace it


19,000 trips were made during the 6 months ofo was in operation last year.

People could use the ofo app on their smartphone to find, unlock and pay for the hire of the bike.

There were no docking stations and people could park the bike anywhere that a regular bike might be parked.

But a lack of take-up nationally, vandalism of the bikes and alleged monetary problems forced the Chinese firm’s withdrawal.

But Richmond Council says it is reviewing the use of dockless bikes in Richmond, and it wants residents’ views on bike share schemes.

A new consultation ends on June the 7th. You can find out more on the council’s website.
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