E-scooters and bikes rebound as COVID-19 crisis keeps on rolling

Sep 2, 2020
Micromobility is robust despite a dip in ridership early in the pandemic. Those companies have a chance to rethink their role, one expert says.
"There’s this really intense pressure on these e-scooter companies to address these transit deserts," says transportation consultant Courtney Ehrlichman. Above, a commuter rides an electric scooter in Los Angeles in June.
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Lime is the latest e-scooter operator to downsize

Jan 10, 2020
The company is pulling out of 12 markets and laying off 14% of its workforce.
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Electric scooter injuries are on the rise, Consumer Reports says

Feb 20, 2019
The numbers reveal a spike in gnarly fractures and traumatic brain injuries for both scooter riders and pedestrians hit by scooters.
Shared electric scooters lie on a sidewalk in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2019.
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Why is the Motor City encouraging e-scooters?

Dec 28, 2018
For a city that built its name on car production, it might seem a little counterintuitive that Detroit would take such a liking to electric scooters. But Ford Motor Co. is getting into the game with its recent acquisition of e-scooter…
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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