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BANGKOK 18 July 2019 05:59
scottiejohn

Rental bikes and scooters¬where have they gone?

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Those rent a cycles and electric scooters seem to have disappeared from my area of the city (Pantip).
I am not complaining at their apparent demise as I no longer have to dodge around them lying on the pavements/sidewalks.
I was just wondering if they have been banned or has the Fad/craze worn off.

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Moo bikes (orange bikes) has left Thailand.

Not seen the yellow bikes and the electric scooters also anymore.

Only ones left are the  electric steps and its waiting for an accident to happen so they can leave also.

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Yes, MoBikes have gone. I think it has been a month or two now. Just the little "one foot" scooters left now.

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So what happens to the vacant parking/charging stations? Are they going to become just another obstacle to avoid on the sidewalks?

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where have they gone?
maybe across the border and sold as parts ?

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Just an observation, but would they not be better than renting the petrol / diesel bikes for reasons of environment, safety etc.

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30 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

Just an observation, but would they not be better than renting the petrol / diesel bikes for reasons of environment, safety etc.

No.  At least proper rental bikes are returned to the bike shops and not left obstructing the pavements etc.

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2 hours ago, wombat said:

where have they gone?
maybe across the border and sold as parts ?

Do you mean the body parts of those killed  (RIP) by those bl*ody contraptions. 

If just the machines then the bordering countries are welcome to them.

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I see them piled up in an empty lot next to my condo.  I used to see the Chinese using them all the time.

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Plenty of bicycle rentals still around inner city 40 baht per day. 

Yes the mobikes just disappeared a month or so ago. 

There's a OFO (yellow) bike rental shop nearby and I swear they stole them all from Phuket and disabled the locks, now rent them out for 24 hours. 

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I got roasted way back for suggesting Mobikes, as a business model,  was a disaster.Being negative I was told.

I guess we have all seen them left on the side of the road in the most bizarre location some miles from anywhere.

 

Riders,who had obviously never ridden before, weaving down the narrow sois in CM were always close to being another road statistic.           The scooters hopefully will go the same way

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15 hours ago, Sparkles said:

The scooters hopefully will go the same way

I've not even seen any of them recently, thank goodness, as both are a death trap to the users and a PIA for pedestrians.

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Some business on fb is selling them "from 11,000 baht" each.

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What used to be a fishing lake on 2nd ring road between Global House and the underpass for 1006 has a compound with a pile of the orange bikes.  No idea if they are for sale or awaiting some action from Mobike.

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