Lyft pulled electric bikes off the streets in New York, San Francisco, and D.C.
Lyft’s bikeshare business is having a rough Sunday.
Almost identical blog posts from Citi Bike, Ford GoBike, and Capital Bikeshare — all of which are Lyft-owned businesses — confirm that their “pedal-assist” electric bikes have been temporarily taken out of service. That means customers in New York, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. will have to make do with pedal bikes for now.
The issue stems from some kind of issue with the brakes on those pedal-assist bikes. “We recently received a small number of reports from riders who experienced stronger than expected braking force on the front wheel,” each of the posts notes. Read more…