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Weekly Scooter Media Brief: September 3–11

The news and opinions are filling newspapers and websites faster than electric scooters are filling sidewalks.
September 12, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Simone Hogan

The weekly round up of electric scooter news offers plenty to peruse and parse. In addition to the more traditional coverage of the regulatory machinations of municipalities in reaction to the newest mode on the block, this week we also see the emergence of a new form of "ambulance chasing" news coverage. As they say: "If it bleeds it leads." It will be interesting to see whether that approach to the evolving story of scooters includes victim blaming too.

Previous editions of the weekly scooter roundup are available here and here.

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Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in Planetizen
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