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Bikeshare ultimatum: pick up your toys, or we'll pick them up for you

There are five bike share companies operating in Dallas, Texas. And they all just got marching orders from the city: Find a way to clean up your products, or we'll impound them.

In Dallas, the companies showed up seemingly overnight, says Dallas News columnist Robert Wilonsky.

In Seattle, they're working closely with the city. Disability rights lawyer Conrad Reynoldson says that means it's the city's responsibility to ensure the companies play nicely with other city programs, like sidewalks and ramps.

Former mayor Mike

McSchwinn

McGinn — who, it must be observed, never actually owned a Schwinn — agrees. And he thinks the city is more than up to the task. Bill Radke chatted with all three of them about the ins and outs of how we get around.