Benjamin Freed: One mayor's smart-city vision: No scooters, more surveillance

Last month, Montgomery, Alabama, launched its first bikeshare system with a modest network of 55 bikes that residents and visitors can ride between 10 docks scattered around the city’s downtown. The system, operated by Zagster — a mobility company that runs bikeshare networks in cities, universities and corporate campuses around the United States — reportedly didn’t cost Montgomery a dime, thanks to a sponsorship from a group of health care companies, including Blue Cross Blue Shield.

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