Chinese startup Bluegogo is rolling along with a release of almost 200 smart bikes in San Francisco while it works out an agreement with the city.

In January, after city officials warned the Beijing-based startup to halt operations and obtain the proper permits, Bluegogo proceeded with renting out 12 private parking lots to park its bikes. Users can park and pick up the bright blue bikes in these SoMa and Embarcadero lots and use their smartphones to unlock them.

Because Bluegogo’s bikes require…