The inventor of the child seat attachement for CaBi bikes that has been featured here and elsewhere has been ordered to stop using and testing it.
After it gained public attention more recently Wilson was told to stop the process of testing out his designs and selling he seats because they violate the program’s user agreement on several fronts.
“As some of your commentators have mentioned, the use of the Bicycled Capitol Hill Bikeseat is in violation of two sections of the Capital Bikeshare member agreement which prohibit attachments to the bicycle, as well as the use of the bicycle by more than one rider,” Eric Gilliland, director of Alta Bicycle Share, the program’s operator in D.C., told USA Streetsblog.
“Through its attorneys, Alta Bicycle Share, the operator of Capital Bikeshare, has asked Bicycled LLC to cease and desist the production, promotion and sale of the child seat attachment,” Gilliland continued. “Alta has also requested Bicycled LLC contact all previous purchasers of the child seat to inform them that use of the attachment violates the terms of the Capital Bikeshare member agreement. Bicycled has yet to comply with our request.
“Alta understands the desire for more flexibility in bike share programs and we remain committed to providing the best bike sharing systems possible. Toward this end we intend to work with the bicycle manufacturer, our insurance companies, and our clients to find bike share accessories that will help safely expand the use of bike share systems.”