Baltimore’s early bicycle share program will close down for about a month while organization authorities work to enhance the security for its cycle armada, The Baltimore Sunreported Wednesday.
Baltimore Bike Share’s (BBS) benefit suspension will start Sunday and last until Oct. 15. The move comes after a rash of baldfaced bike burglaries that have confounded authorities at Canada’s Bewegen Technologies, which gives Charm City’s rental bicycles.
“We don’t have this issue anyplace else, not at this level,” Bewegen CEO Alain Ayotte stated, The Sun detailed. “Our locking framework is perceived [as], extremely up to industry standard, yet because of the issues that happened in Baltimore this mid year, we added extra security.”
Not at all like Washington, D.C’s. Capital Bikeshare, which just gives 3-speed bicycles, Baltimore’s framework gloats “the biggest Pedelec (electric-help) bike armada in North America,” as indicated by the official BBS site. BBS additionally offers 8-speed bicycles and uses GPS innovation on its whole armada, so riders can track their past courses on the administration’s cell phone application.
Due to the bicycles’ GPS tracker, Baltimore experts have possessed the capacity to find and return a considerable lot of the stolen bicycles, yet harm maintained when they’ve been coercively expelled from docking stations has brought about a repair overabundance, The Sun revealed.