October 16, 2017

County Executive Ike Leggett Gives Thumbs Up to Mobike, a new Dockless Bike Share – While Celebrating the New Protected Bike Lanes in Silver Spring

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett cut the ribbon for a new protected bike lane and announced a County agreement for the new bike share program, to become available in Silver Spring later this month. He was joined by Casey Anderson, chair of the Montgomery County Planning Board, County Council Vice President Hans Riemer, Peter Gray, board member of Washington Area Bicyclist Association, Al Roshdieh, director of MCDOT, and Jillian Irvin, head of U.S. Government Affairs for Mobike

Montgomery County has a new protected bike lane and an agreement for a new bike share program, to become available in Silver Spring starting in the next few weeks.

The agreement with Mobike is a pilot project to test the concept of dockless bikes in Silver Spring. To use Mobike, individuals will download the Mobike app to register and locate a nearby bike, then unlock it by scanning the QR code, after arriving at the desired destination, the bicyclist can park the bike in an approved area and lock it, making it available for the next user. These bikes are powered by unique high-tech features including smart-lock technology, non-puncture airless tires, bike status sensors and built-in GPS locators.

More information is available at the Press release.