Dockless bike-share service leaves France after ‘mass destruction’ of its fleet

Hong Kong-based bike-sharing service Gobee is shutting down in France after suffering what the company is calling “mass destruction” of its fleet. Gobee, which had 2,000 bikes in Paris and claimed around 150,000 users across the country, says 3,400 of the company’s bikes have been damaged and more than 1,000 have been stolen, according to The Guardian.

Gobee’s troubles are the latest example of the uphill battle for so-called “dockless” bike-sharing. These systems ditch the need to fetch or return a bike at a full dock or rack and instead allow riders to leave the bikes wherever they like. Rather than paying at a kiosk, people are able to unlock the bikes and pay for the ride with a mobile app, and they don’t have to go out of their way…

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