Cycling in Sydney Australia
Ofo and ReddyGo are pulling out. oBike is already gone in everything but name. The grand experiment is over.
Which is a real pity - I've used the bikes quite a bit, and found them very useful in a range of contexts. But, as I wrote in my very first review of them, back in September last year:
'It remains to be seen if these schemes will be a success in Sydney. To my mind the environment is against them – a government generally hostile to cycling, apathy on the part of the public and helmet laws could well end up making them nonviable. But I hope not. It would be great to see them become a part of everyday life in Sydney.'
Meanwhile, in China.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IYu4wzy9Lw&t=505s
(most of the talk is not very interesting, just look at the photos)
When I was over in China recently I saw that the dockless bikes worked quite well and I only saw a few that were broken, a tiny percentage