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City Halts Citi Bike Competitor’s Plan to Bring Service to Rockaway

(DNAINFO)  Katie Honan | August 11, 2017 — The city has pulled the brakes on a Citi Bike competitor’s plan to launch a bike sharing pilot at the beach.

A lawyer with the Department of Transportation sent a cease-and-desist letter on Friday to Skinny Labs Inc., which owns bike sharing service Spin, after the company announced its plan to offer a demo of its program at a press conference with Councilman Eric Ulrich in Rockaway Beach on Monday.

“Please be advised that you do not have the authorization or permission, pursuant to a concession, franchise, permit, contract or otherwise, required for such operations,” Michelle Craven, senior executive director of Cityscape & Franchises at the DOT, wrote to Derrick Ko, Spin’s co-founder and CEO.

Source: City Halts Citi Bike Competitor’s Plan to Bring Service to Rockaway – Rockaway Beach – New York – DNAinfo