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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

Three people standing next to Lime bikeshare bikes looking out over water toward the Seattle skyline

New Shared Mobility Tax, More Traffic Cameras Could Be Headed to Seattle

Proposals before the city council include a per-vehicle tax on shared bikes and scooters and a hike to the city’s vehicle registration fee.

November 3, 2022 - The Urbanist

Electric Scooters

Integrating Micromobility and Public Transit for Better Service

A report highlights successful strategies for making public transit and micromobility options work together to support more multimodal trips.

April 20, 2022 - Newswire

Tilikum Crossing

Opinion: How Micromobility Operators Can Stay Relevant

One micromobility CEO says operators should align themselves with cities' mobility, climate, and equity goals to maintain their relevance in the urban spaces of the future.

March 13, 2022 - Smart Cities Dive

Mobility App

How One Ride-Hailing Company Is Encouraging a Shift to Micromobility

A small change in the design of ride-hailing apps can make users more likely to choose walking or biking for short trips.

February 27, 2022 - Fast Company

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

Bird Scooter

Bird Scooters Now Automatically Slow in High-Activity Areas

Years after cities first started trying to regulate electric scooters with geofences and designated parking areas, Bird will begin automatically lowering scooter speeds in pedestrian-dense areas like school zones and hospitals.

August 8, 2021 - Mashable

Paris Mobility

Most Scoter Riders Crash on the Sidewalk, Study Finds

New data on scooter safety highlights the ongoing need for cities and micromobility companies to figure out how to keep scooter riders safe in cities.

October 20, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Lime Scooters

Doing Urban Mobility Pilot Programs the Right Way

Pilot programs can offer useful insight to decisionmakers, but they need to be done for the right reasons and with clear goals and plans.

October 7, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Coronavirus and Lime

Can the Scooter Business Outlast the Coronavirus?

It's the end of the scooter as we know it.

May 11, 2020 - Smart Cities Dive

Electric Scooter Joicer

The Culling: Four Fewer Scooter Companies Allowed to Operate in D.C.

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.

March 1, 2020 - DCist

Salt Lake City, Utah

Survey Says: Fear of Cars Drives Scooter Riders to Sidewalks

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.

October 17, 2019 - The Salt Lake Tribune

Car2Go

Car2Go Pulls Out of Five North American Cities

As the company plans to cease operations in a number of markets, carsharing’s future in the rapidly shifting world of mobility is unclear.

October 9, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Scooter and Bike Share

It's Time To Reframe The Bike/Scooter Debate

We keep having one-off, divisive debates about bikes and scooters. But the real issue is how to accommodate "intermediate modes" (vehicles that go 10-15 mph for a mile or two) in a system that's not designed for them.

August 27, 2019 - Urban Edge

Electric Scooters

Historic Preservation—A Reason to Nix Scooters?

Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.

August 21, 2019 - Greater Greater Washington

Electric Scooters

Scooter Curfew in Effect in Atlanta

A fourth scooter-related fatality has the city of Atlanta taking drastic measures.

August 8, 2019 - Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Valencia, Spain

The Sustainability Challenges of E-Scooters

Scooters have helped diversify the mobility landscape, but companies need to better address the recycling and reuse process and the environmental impacts of defunct devices.

August 6, 2019 - Smart Cities Dive

Scooter Share

Scooter Companies Convene Advisory Groups to Promote Safety

Both Bird and Lime have organized boards of experts to conduct research and advise the companies as their micromobility ventures grow.

July 25, 2019 - CityLab

Atlanta, Georgia

After a Bus Kills a Scooter Rider, Two Councilmembers Call for Complete Streets

No victim blaming or scooter shaming here. Two Atlanta politicians have responded to a recent tragedy by calling for more traffic safety improvements.

July 22, 2019 - WSB-TV - Atlanta

Venice Beach Pedestrian and Bike Path

Statewide Scooter Bill Falls Short in California

Legislation that would have preempted local laws, and had the support of major scooter companies, is now a two-year bill.

July 6, 2019 - San Francisco Examiner

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