Lyft pulled electric bikes off the streets in New York, San Francisco, and D.C.

Tech 14-4-2019 Mashable 33

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.

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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...

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