Dockless bikeshare, a bikeshare system not requiring docking stations, is coming. They can – and do – create huge problems, from footpaths cluttered with broken bikes, to bikes being dumped in waterways in large numbers. But they can also transform cities for the better by giving people convenient access for short trips, complementing public transport, and replacing long walks or short car trips. The authors contend that dockless bikeshare operators should be actively managed by local government. Make it known that dockless bikeshare in your city is by invitation only. Pick an operator you trust, insist that they meet agreed performance targets and thus avoid the many possible pitfalls. Axel presented on these at the 2018 2WALKandCYCLE Conference in Palmerston North.