Weekly Electric Scooter Media Brief: Aug. 29 – Sept. 4
The past week has seen a slew of cities approving new regulations for electric scooter sharing companies.
Alexandra Lange makes the case for a tidy and well organized sidewalk as electric scooters and dockless bikes increase the pressure on the public realm.
Quartz presents San Francisco as a case study of a city figuring out how to deal with the sudden appearance of thousands of electric scooters.
Nicole Gelinas urges planners and policy makers to use the popularity of electric scooters as the impetus for a new approach to streets.
Irvin Dawid details a bill approved by the California State Legislature that would relax regulations for scooters, including ending helmet requirements.
David Mann reports on the ongoing negotiation toward finding a balance of regulatory framework and mobility benefit in the city of Cincinnati.
Razor, yet another competitor for the increasingly crowded dockless electric scooter rental market, launched operations in San Diego, reports Joshua Emerson Smith.
Alissa Walker details the regulations approved by the city of Santa Monica, one of the first cities in the country to witness and account for the proliferation of scooters on streets and sidewalks.
Carolyn Said breaks the news of the return of electric scooters to the streets of San Francisco. The city selected two local startups to operate electric scooters.
All the developing news about dockless bike and scooter share operations in the nation's capital.
Laura J. Nelson reports that the city of Los Angeles has set its first batch of rules to regulate the operation of dockless electric scooter companies in the city.