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Scooters

August 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
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.
Urban Edge
August 21, 2019, 12pm PDT
Scooter opponents in Alexandria, Virginia, claim the devices threaten the historic character of the city, but supporters say the argument is nonsense.
Greater Greater Washington
August 8, 2019, 9am PDT
A fourth scooter-related fatality has the city of Atlanta taking drastic measures.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August 6, 2019, 2pm PDT
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.
Smart Cities Dive
July 25, 2019, 1pm PDT
Both Bird and Lime have organized boards of experts to conduct research and advise the companies as their micromobility ventures grow.
CityLab
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 22, 2019, 9am PDT
Scooters are a useful addition to the mobility landscape, but cities need to address the many safety issues that come along with them.
The New York Times
June 17, 2019, 6am PDT
The state needs to pass legislation to legalize electric bikes and scooters to give residents more mobility options and discourage driving.
Crain's New York Business
April 26, 2019, 9am PDT
The scooters contribute to a more diverse mobility landscape, but the environmental impacts of producing and maintaining them need to be reduced.
Fast Company
April 13, 2019, 11am PDT
The humble curb is getting crowded: not only with new modes of transportation, but also with a slew of new data tools aiming to keep track of it all.
CityLab
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
October 12, 2018, 1pm PDT
Protected bike lanes, this writer argues, are just one part of a broader rebuild of Detroit that prioritizes engagement.
Detroit Free Press
October 12, 2018, 6am PDT
Once a darling of investors and urbanists alike, pedal-driven dockless bikeshare is getting eclipsed by e-scooters and e-bikes.
Streetsblog USA
October 11, 2018, 12pm PDT
Motorists tend to look out for hazards they expect. If tiny vehicles proliferate, including electric scooters, greater safety will follow.
Streetsblog USA
October 10, 2018, 8am PDT
In cities around the country, Lyft is launching green, multimodal initiatives aimed at providing "all of the above" transportation options.
The Planning Report
October 2, 2018, 8am PDT
Austin scooter traffic is rising, so why not make room for them?
Austin On Your Feet
September 4, 2018, 11am PDT
A bill that would toss the helmet requirement for adult e- scooter riders and allow them to ride on roads where the speed limit is 35 mph, up from the current limit of 25 mph, is on Governor Jerry Brown's desk. He has until Sept. 30 to decide.
San Francisco Chronicle
July 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Tony Dutzik, senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group, presents three environmental reasons to support shared bikes and scooters, and why cities that have adopted climate plans should accommodate these small, clean, shared vehicles.
Frontier Group