Electric Scooters

Yesterday
A scooter vigilante's activities in Scottsdale were short lived. A local columnist has an ambivalent take on the story.
Arizona Republic
June 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Bird, a brand synonymous with electric scooters, recently unveiled a new electric bike.
TechCrunch
May 21, 2019, 9am PDT
The great battle between local control and state preemption shifts focus again in California. This time micromobility, electric scooters and the like, are on the front line of the conflict.
CityLab
May 17, 2019, 11am PDT
A fight over the travel data of shared use mobility companies is just starting in Los Angeles.
Wired
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
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
April 10, 2019, 5am PDT
At the beginning of 2017, few people in the United States could have predicted the quick rise to prominence of dockless bike share companies. Even fewer could have predicted what would happen next.
James Brasuell
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
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