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Dockless Scooter Share

October 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Investigative journalism by The Information reveals troubling financial data at one of the largest and most visible electric scooter rental companies.
The Information
October 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Although electric scooter rental companies won't confirm the reasoning behind price increases for scooter rides in the Washington, D.C. region, it's likely the same story will be repeated in other regions as well.
The Washington Post
October 17, 2019, 8am PDT
An email survey of scooter riders in Salt Lake City would seem to make the case for more robust investment in high-quality active transportation infrastructure.
The Salt Lake Tribune
October 15, 2019, 5am PDT
Chicago's heavily debated electric scooter rental pilot comes to a close today. The debate about how to treat electric scooter rentals in the future also begins today.
Chicago Tribune
August 19, 2019, 9am PDT
San Francisco hoped a competitive permitting process would ensure considerations of equity in the operations of scooters in the city. The results haven't lived up to expectations.
Los Angeles Times
August 8, 2019, 9am PDT
A fourth scooter-related fatality has the city of Atlanta taking drastic measures.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
April 18, 2019, 7am PDT
The NACTO Bike Share and Micromobility Initiative yesterday published a bunch of data and infographics to explain the state of shared micromobility, defined as station-based bikeshare, dockless bike share, and scooter share.
NACTO
Blog post
March 13, 2019, 9am PDT
Recent news has revealed some cracks in the pavement below the speedy wheels of electric scooter share.
James Brasuell
Blog post
January 30, 2019, 5am PST

A few milestones stick out from the rest of the scooter news from January 2019.

James Brasuell
January 18, 2019, 11am PST
Looking around the globe for lessons in equitable mobility in the new technology-enabled era of transportation.
Thomson Reuters Foundation
Blog post
December 31, 2018, 5am PST
Electric scooter rentals will never be new again.
James Brasuell
Blog post
December 14, 2018, 5am PST

There's still plenty of electric scooter news in the world.

James Brasuell
November 20, 2018, 2pm PST
A new study confirms that dockless bike share has proven more successful in reaching a more diverse population in D.C. than the more traditional bike share system, Capital Bikshare.
Streetsblog USA
Blog post
November 20, 2018, 9am PST
A few notes on the policy landscape and media narratives that have emerged in response to the sudden appearance of electric scooter rental companies onto the planning scene.
James Brasuell
Blog post
November 2, 2018, 5am PDT
The most topical show on television got in on the e-scooter craze this week.
James Brasuell
October 25, 2018, 11am PDT
The electric scooter sharing company Muving offers Vespa-style scooters for rent, and it's already operating in Atlanta. D.C. could be next.
WTOP
October 23, 2018, 2pm PDT
The city of Portland has released the survey results enabled by the Portland Bureau of Transportation's ongoing electric scooter pilot project.
The Portland Mercury
Blog post
October 23, 2018, 5am PDT
News of a class action lawsuit leads the headlines in the Wild West of mini mobility devices.
James Brasuell
September 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
Recent electric scooter news is defined by tragedy.
Planetizen
September 12, 2018, 7am PDT
The news and opinions are filling newspapers and websites faster than electric scooters are filling sidewalks.
Planetizen