No one can accuse the City of Dallas of not keeping up with the times, as its 311 app now has a way to report bike-share clutter. The app allows neighbors to easily communicate with the city about nuisances in the neighborhood.
The new technology makes it pretty clear how the city views errant rental bikes. When you download the app and make a new report, “Bike Share” is an option under “Streets and Signs,” next to options such as “Illegal Sign” and “Street Obstruction.”
When you choose the “Bike Share” option, the app lets you add a photo and describe what is happening. You can also list the vendor (LimeBike, Spin and Vbikes are the only options right now), choose a concern (obstruction or vendor complaint) and even share the report with the public.
A similar, yet unofficial record is already being kept at the Instagram handle @dallasbikemess, but now neighbors have a way to officially document the bikes that ail them.
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