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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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Scooters now sharing the delivery lane

Dec 19, 2019
Increasing demand for faster deliveries is part of what’s driving companies to experiment.
An URB-E electric folding bicycle is on display
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Uber's IPO arrives at a challenging time

May 9, 2019
Uber's Jump bikes are made in China, and they could see a U.S. import tariff hike if trade talks fall through.
Uber launches its Jump electrical bike service in Brussels on April 25.
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Ford jumps into scooter wars with purchase of Spin

Nov 8, 2018
The automaker will compete with rideshare giants Uber and Lyft and early innovators Bird and Lime
A user rides a Spin scooter in San Francisco.
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