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Electric Scooter Share

November 22, 2019, 9am PST
Publically-owned bikeshare company B-Cycle will be scrapped and eventually be replaced, and the city is also planning to overhaul it's pilot dockless bike and scooter rental program.
The Denver Post
November 17, 2019, 1pm PST
Lyft is ceasing operations of its electric scooter business in six U.S. cities, citing the lack of population density as a reason business struggled in those markets.
TechCrunch
November 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
The battle over privacy data will move to court, as Uber and the Los Angeles Department of Transportation has been able to work out their differences regarding the use of the city's mobility data specification.
CityLab
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
September 18, 2019, 9am PDT
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) is providing guidance for cities struggling to reckon with the sudden evolution of transportation modes in urban areas.
Smart Cities Dive
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
June 16, 2019, 7am PDT
A scooter vigilante's activities in Scottsdale were short lived. A local columnist has an ambivalent take on the story.
Arizona Republic
May 14, 2019, 6am PDT
Regulations for the operation of electric scooter share in Columbus, Ohio require companies to distribute scooter in low-income neighborhoods. The companies haven't been living up to their part of the deal.
The Columbus Dispatch
May 4, 2019, 9am PDT
A highly anticipated analysis of public health outcomes caused by the proliferation of electric scooters has been released. Most of the reported are considered preventable.
CityLab
April 28, 2019, 1pm PDT
Local governments struggling to keep up with the fast-paced innovations of the micromobility industry can make use of a new report from the National league of Cities.
Smart Cities Dive
April 27, 2019, 7am PDT
People have found many destructive ways to express their displeasure with electric scooter share, but this is a first.
The Washington Post
April 20, 2019, 7am PDT
A lawsuit by Bird and Lime against the company Scooter Removal highlights the difficult challenges required to reconcile the private interests of new mobility companies with the access to the public realm on which they depend.
Jalopnik
Feature
March 25, 2019, 6am PDT
In the age of new technology, is it better to ask for forgiveness, or beg for permission? Austin Brown and Kelly Fleming of UC Davis explore why companies have taken this approach and how policymakers and business leaders can improve the situation.
Austin Brown, Kelly Fleming
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