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The scooter-sharing apocalypse is coming


A group of Lime Bikes lying overturned on a side walk along Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas. From D.C. and Dallas to Seattle and San Diego, the dockless apocalypse, or “wheelmageddon,” has dawned. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

A group of Lime Bikes lying overturned on a side walk along Lemmon Avenue in Dallas, Texas. From D.C. and Dallas to Seattle and San Diego, the dockless apocalypse, or “wheelmageddon,” has dawned. — Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

When a cluster of brightly coloured dockless Mobike bicycles suddenly appeared on the street where Paul Strauss lives in the centre of Washington, D.C., he was tempted to go for a ride. 

He downloaded the app on his smartphone, the necessary first step to unlocking one of the bikes, then stopped short when he had to enter his credit card information. 

   

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