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Electric Scooters

May 11, 2020, 6am PDT
It's the end of the scooter as we know it.
Smart Cities Dive
March 5, 2020, 10am PST
The worst offenders of parking violations on the streets today aren't scooters—they're food delivery and ride-hailing drivers.
Cornell Chronicle
March 1, 2020, 5am PST
A controversial evaluation process has produced a final verdict, and four scooter companies are no longer welcome on the streets of the nation's capital.
DCist
February 3, 2020, 8am PST
Four predictions for the future of the conspicuous, controversial dockless scooter rental industry.
CityLab
January 23, 2020, 12pm PST
All these newfangled devices and no universal nomenclature.
The City Fix
December 10, 2019, 11am PST
Men are twice as likely to ride electric scooters and related small, electric assist vehicles, according to new research.
CityLab
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
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