Contrary to an announcement made earlier this year, China-based dockless bike sharing company, ofo (Website), will not be coming to Orlando.
The Beijing-based company is presently found in over 30 different American markets, but as of last week, they will be pulling back to only a handful of cities. After operating in the country for under a year, they have decided to lay off the majority of their staff to “reevaluate markets that present obstacles.”
The following official statement, attributable to Andrew Daley, ofo’s Head of North America, was sent to us by Jordan Levine of ofo Corporate.
“As we continue to bring bikeshare to communities across the globe, ofo has begun to reevaluate markets that present obstacles to new, green transit solutions, and prioritize growth in viable markets that support alternative transportation and allow us to continue to serve our customers.” – Andrew Daley