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March 6, 2020

Are shared e-scooters good or bad for cities and the climate? Do they reduce congestion and pollution, or not? In figuring out which side of the argument to take, the public, cities, and the media often miss the broader point—the answer is largely up to us. With the right supporting action by cities, these small-wheeled electric vehicles can provide more con...

December 5, 2019

The District Department of Transportation has cut the number of scooter operators in the District in half for next year, granting permits to just four dockless scooter companies: Jump, Lyft, Skip, and Spin.

That means that four scooter operators that currently have thousands of vehicles on D.C. streets will no longer be able to operate in the District next ye...

October 30, 2019

A new startup, Tortoise, believes that combining two of the latest trends in transportation technology, electric scooters and autonomous vehicles, can create a more efficient, sustainable transit option.

Founder and president Dmitry Shevelenko, a former Uber employee, says Tortoise doesn’t want to be a new operator, it simply wants to be a technology par...

August 7, 2019

Audi is pursuing the sporty urban rider with its latest concept. The Audi e-tron Scooter is a stylish electrically-powered transport promising a ride that evokes the free spirit of the skateboard. This latest idea joins what appears to be a booming market. Lately, I see more and more Londoners, male and female adults, some dressed in smart work outfits, zoom...

July 30, 2019

Spin has unveiled a new scooter design, including extended battery life and features to increase durability. The third-generation scooter will launch in seven cities in August and more to follow, part of the company's expansion.

The new scooters will have a battery range of 37.5 miles per charge, farther than both Bird and Lime. The vehicles also have a large...

July 17, 2019

Populus added a new tool to its Mobility Manager platform, called Populus Routes, to ingest data from shared bike and scooter operators and present visualizations that enable cities to easily understand where trips are taking place. This adds to other tools in the platform, which are largely focused on device parking.

"It takes much more complex data — GPS da...

July 5, 2019

If you’ve recently visited another city, you may have been surprised to see people zipping around the streets on e-scooters. Around the world, including American cities such as Austin, Texas; Santa Monica, Calif.; Nashville; and Atlanta, dockless scooters have become a quick and affordable way to get from point A to point B. The dockless scooters are similar...

April 18, 2019

Scooter ridership in America has outpaced traditional docked bike share for the first time, a new report shows.

In 2018, riders took 38.5 million trips on shared e-scooters across American cities, almost doubling ridership over a year and topping the number of trips made on city-sponsored bike share for the first time, according to a new analysis by the Natio...

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