Tuesday, August 8th 2017 at 8:52AM BST
Amsterdam has started to remove dockless bike-share scheme bikes from the city’s streets.
A posting on the city council’s Facebook page said:
“We have invested to create more bicycle parking spaces, and we do not want these to be taken by the many commercial bike-sharing systems.”
The posting added: “Of course, you are allowed to park a bike in the public space, even a rented or shared bike. What is not allowed however, is using the public space as a place of issuance, which is exactly what a number of shared bike companies is doing now, while occupying scarce parking places badly needed by Amsterdam residents and visitors.”
The municipality has stated that all dockless share bikes will be temporarily banned. Talks have been initiated with the dockless companies, including oBike from Singapore, Donkey Republic from Denmark, Dropbyke and FlickBike from Lithuania and Urbee and Hello-Bike from the Netherlands.