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Electric Scooters

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
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 16, 2019, 5am PDT
Autonomous micromobility could solve some of dockless bike and scooter share companies' largest remaining challenges, like the local availability of scooters and conformity to local and federal regulations.
Smart Cities Dive
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
September 29, 2019, 7am PDT
A new program that will incentivize scooter "juicers," the people who collect and charge electric scooters for a fee, to switch to green energy.
CityLab
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
September 16, 2019, 6am PDT
A new report by INRIX Research ranks cities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Germany for the potential of micrombility devices to reduce automobile trips.
The Oregonian
September 9, 2019, 11am PDT
Months after ending a program to help cities fund transportation infrastructure improvements, a company official says city governments were misusing the funds.
Smart Cities Dive
July 22, 2019, 9am PDT
No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.
WSB-TV - Atlanta
July 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Legislation that would have preempted local laws, and had the support of major scooter companies, is now a two-year bill.
San Francisco Examiner
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
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