Tuesday, August 8th 2017 at 8:02AM BST
Last week BikeBiz reported that Wandsworth Borough Council in London was impounding machines from a new dockless bike-sharing scheme but now it has been revealed that the council has recently started working with a car-sharing scheme that operates in a similar way.
Danny Williams, a former member of the previous London mayor’s Road Task Force, tweeted “Oh the sheer lack of irony.”
Wandsworth council impounded 130 dockless bikes because, among other things, they were guilty of “blocking parking spaces.”
The council crowed that the “bike plague” was “being tackled.”
“The company that’s flooded London with a rash of yellow rental bikes without any warning might be scratching their heads and asking themselves why so many have vanished from the streets of Wandsworth,” said the council.