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Shared scooters slightly closing a month, document says. However that might exchange.

It’s tough out there for an e-scooter. The battery-powered vehicles used by most scooter-sharing companies weren’t intended for such heavy use. The first generation of shared scooters were mainly from Xioami, and not made with the type of usage scooter rental companies like Bird put the vehicle through.  Alison Griswold in her Overshare newsletter about...CONTINUE READING
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‘Smart’ e-scooter thinks it can fix flaws with scooter-sharing

An e-scooter is an e-scooter is an e-scooter. Right? It may seem that way, but companies are developing new designs for the two-wheeled machines. As the scooter-share industry continues to grow, it’s becoming clear that the motorized devices are increasingly important.  SEE ALSO: E-scooter companies really don’t want you to do this Superpedestrian, a transportation...CONTINUE READING
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Report: Uber looks into buying e-scooter company Bird or Lime

Four wheels good, two wheels better.  According to a report in The Information, the ride-hailing company Uber is in secret talks to acquire an electric scooter company. And, if the story’s sources are accurate, Uber isn’t being too picky — the company is reportedly speaking with both Bird and Lime about a possible deal.  SEE...CONTINUE READING
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Bird will let you complain about bad e-scooter parking

Irresponsible scooter parking is the scourge of any city overrun with the motorized devices. So on Thursday, e-scooter company Bird unleashed “Community Mode” on its app, which includes a way to report or complain about bad parking jobs or damaged Birds blighting city streets. SEE ALSO: Bird wants you riding its e-scooters all day The...CONTINUE READING
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E-scooters finally return to San Francisco—without Bird and Lime

It’s been a wild ride, but e-scooters are officially back in San Francisco. It only took an official ban, a drawn-out permit application process, a surprising selection announcement, three appeals (from Lime, Uber’s Jump, and Spin), and a denied temporary restraining order to get here.  SEE ALSO: San Francisco has no idea what to do...CONTINUE READING
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Scooting while drunk is a dangerous, lame way to get a DUI

Yes, you can get busted for scooting while drunk.  With scooters swooping into more and more cities, it’s no surprise that people are behaving badly on the electric devices. E-scooter rental company Bird celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month with 2.1 million riders in 100 cities. That’s 10 million rides.   But not all...CONTINUE READING
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