Electric Scooters

Blog post
January 30, 2019, 5am PST

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

James Brasuell
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
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
October 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Motorists tend to look out for hazards they expect. If tiny vehicles proliferate, including electric scooters, greater safety will follow.
Streetsblog USA
October 1, 2018, 7am PDT
A new initiative will provide access to the city’s shared mobility services to get commuters to find alternatives to driving alone.
The Denver Post
September 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
Recent electric scooter news is defined by tragedy.
Planetizen
September 21, 2018, 10am PDT
It seemed like maybe the pace of electric scooter news was slowing. Wrong.
Planetizen
September 12, 2018, 7am PDT
The news and opinions are filling newspapers and websites faster than electric scooters are filling sidewalks.
Planetizen
September 5, 2018, 10am PDT
The second installment "Weekly Electric Scooter Media Brief" presents a veritable cornucopia of breaking news, opinions, and insights into the wild west of electric scooter regulation.
Planetizen
September 4, 2018, 11am PDT
A bill that would toss the helmet requirement for adult e- scooter riders and allow them to ride on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph, up from the current limit of 25 mph, is on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 30, 2018, 5am PDT
The first installment of an easy-to-gather collection of media coverage on electric scooters, the companies who rent them, the cities who regulate them (or not), and the public who loves (or hates) them.
Planetizen
August 27, 2018, 12pm PDT
With the popularity of electric scooters, it seems like non-automobile travel is gaining a large new constituency. Making room for scooters raises big questions of infrastructure that might not be answered first by nomenclature.
Human Transit
August 25, 2018, 9am PDT
Dockless electric scooters and bikes are welcome on the streets of Baltimore, as long as they follow a few rules. In related news, the municipal bike share system Baltimore Bike Share has ceased operations.
The Baltimore Sun
August 22, 2018, 9am PDT
The media coverage of a tragic crash in Cleveland shows how long of a leash drivers and street design get in the debate about traffic safety and the public realm.
Streetsblog USA
August 16, 2018, 2pm PDT
Bird and Lime launched their "Day Without A Scooter" protest this week.
Santa Monica Daily Press