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Bird Scooter

September 28, 2018, 2pm PDT
Recent electric scooter news is defined by tragedy.
Planetizen
June 25, 2018, 8am PDT
Three scooter companies, Lime, Bird and Spin, removed their scooters from the sidewalks of San Francisco earlier this month and applied, with nine other companies, for five permits to operate up to 2,500 scooters in a tightly regulated pilot program.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 29, 2018, 9am PDT
The city attorney vows to bring order to the streets (and sidewalks) of San Francisco by requiring electric scooter share companies to apply for permits. First step: all e-scooters must be removed by June 4, or risk a $100 fine per day per scooter.
San Francisco Chronicle
April 16, 2018, 7am PDT
A columnist in Austin is reminded of the early days of ride hailing companies. How did that work out for taxis?
Austin American-Statesman
April 4, 2018, 8am PDT
With piles of them strewn around stations, the transit agency is "cracking down" on bikeshare companies.
San Jose Mercury News
March 12, 2018, 12pm PDT
Public bikeshare arrived in San Diego in 2014. Last month, three companies unleashed thousands of dockless bikes, cluttering sidewalks in three business districts to the chagrin of merchants who want a time-out so the city can develop regulations.
The San Diego Union-Tribune