Electric Scooters

Three Lyft electric scooters parked on a sidewalk in West Los Angeles

Lyft Pulls Micromobility From Los Angeles Area

The company will no longer provide shared bikes and scooters in the L.A. region, citing a ‘lack of longterm commitment’ from cities.

November 25, 2022 - Santa Monica Daily Press

Electric Scooters

Scooter-Share Company Tosses Financial Reports

Bird was counting money in customers’ digital “wallets” as revenue, and has admitted that financial statements from 2020 and 2021 “should no longer be relied upon.”

November 14, 2022 - The Verge

A woman on an electric bike and two women on electric scooters wait at an intersection for the light to change.

Banning Electric Scooters Results in More, Longer Car Trips, Study Says

Cities should expect to see increases in automobile trips, and resulting consequences, if they ban or limit the use of electric scooters or other micromobility devices, according to new research.

November 1, 2022 - Nature Energy

Bike Share Electric Scooters

Micromobility Growing in Smaller Cities

Shared mobility services are proliferating in small towns and cities, despite the regulatory hiccups operators have been experiencing in larger markets.

June 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

A woman on an electric bike and two women on electric scooters wait at an intersection for the light to change.

The Electric Scooter Rebound

The nascent electric scooter rental industry came close to total collapse during the pandemic, but riders are back in bigger numbers than ever and the companies hope to build momentum on growing concerns about the climate impacts of transportation.

May 29, 2022 - Bloomberg

Lime Scooter

San Diego To Consider Tightening Regulations on E-Scooters

Proposed regulations would limit the popular micromobility devices to two operators, impose new fees, and require more accountability for safe scooter use and parking.

May 4, 2022 - NBC San Diego

A row of Electric Scooter for sharing from Lime in Seattle with the Amazon Spheres in the background.

One Year of E-Scooters in Seattle

The city’s shared e-scooter program has proved popular, seeing more than eight times as many rides as its bike share system.

April 25, 2022 - The Seattle Times

Electric Scooter Share

E-Scooter Helmet Laws Could Harm Ridership

Transportation experts warn that mandatory helmet laws for shared e-scooters could cripple the nascent industry and discourage casual rides.

January 11, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Coronavirus and Lime

This Is Your Brain on E-Scooters

A survey from scooter operator Spin indicates that e-scooter users experience a boost in relaxation and positive feelings after a ride.

December 22, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

An electric scooter blocks the sidewalk near a street festival in Chicago's West Loop.

Lessons From Five Years of E-Scooters

As cities continue to adapt micromobility regulations to address new devices and technologies, what can we learn from Chicago's five years of e-scooter pilots?

December 9, 2021 - Streetsblog Chicago

South Beach Open Streets

Miami Reinstates E-Scooter Program

After abruptly ending its shared e-scooter program last month, Miami is letting the devices return to its streets–with some new rules.

December 3, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Venice Beach Pedestrian and Bike Path

What Is Micromobility?

Micromobility is an umbrella term encompassing a variety of small, generally low-speed vehicles and conveyances that can be electric or human-powered and privately owned or part of shared fleets.

October 29, 2021 - Diana Ionescu

Electric Scooter Share

D.C. Plans More Regulations for Micromobility Operators

Operators are pushing back against new proposed rules that some say could 'kneecap' the District's micromobility industry.

September 16, 2021 - Streetsblog USA

Electric Scooter Share

Planning for New Mobilities: Preparing for Innovative Transportation Technologies and Services

New mobilities—emerging transportation technologies and services—have tantalizing potential. They allow people to scoot, ride, and fly like never before. However, they can also impose surprising problems. How should communities prepare?

June 30, 2021 - Todd Litman

Bikes on Marcy Ave, new York

Opinion: Only Slower Traffic Reduces Traffic Deaths

A package of bills in the New York legislature seeks to increase licensing and safety requirements for bikes, e-bikes, and scooters. But research shows speeding and impaired driving are still the top killers of pedestrians and cyclists.

June 24, 2021 - Curbed

Loking down Flagler Street, Downtown Miami, Florida

Miami Funds Protected Bike Lanes With E-Scooter Fees

The city, which has some of the nation's most dangerous streets for pedestrians and cyclists, is installing 3 miles of new bike lanes and pedestrian ramps on some of its busiest downtown corridors.

June 18, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Multi-Modalism

How E-Scooters Can Complement Public Transit

With some strategic planning on the part of transit agencies and operators, shared e-scooters can be an important ally in the fight against car dependence.

April 8, 2021 - Greater Greater Washington

Scooter and Bike Share

The State of the Micromobility Industry

The North American Bikeshare Association released the first-ever state of the industry report for active forms of micromobility—i.e., bike share and electric scooter rental companies.

January 7, 2021 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric Scooters

New York City Rolling Out First E-Scooters in the Spring

After years of outright banning them, New York City is finally giving e-scooters a chance to operate on its streets.

December 29, 2020 - Curbed

Scooter Citations

An Atlas of E-Scooter Policies

Introducing the Micromobility Policy Atlas.

December 2, 2020 - Shared-Use Mobility Center

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