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Bird and Lime Scooters

From San Francisco to Santa Monica, Austin to Washington, D.C., scooters are all over American cities these days. Here's the lowdown on dockless rentals, laws, and the companies trying to get in on the micromobility movement, especially Bird and Lime, Uber and Lyft.

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Bird and Lime pull scooters out of Detroit due to coronavirus

Though it may be temporary, Spin is currently the only scooter company operating in the city.

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Where did all the scooters go?

Whether it’s the winter weather or LA’s tight regulations, companies are scaling back.

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City solicits micromobility companies for 2020 permits

Under new rules, D.C. will allow for up to 20,000 dockless vehicles.

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D.C. lawmaker says overnight scooter ban will be nixed in pending bill

Proposed scooter regulations are making their way through the legislative process.

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A quick guide to electric scooters, bikes, and mopeds in D.C.

Getting around the nation’s capital on two wheels is easier than ever.

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Scooter pilot is coming to an end, but some Chicagoans want them to stay

There’s no timeline for a decision from officials.

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Thousands of new e-scooters hit San Francisco streets today

But maximum cap is now a fraction of previous projection as the city slashes e-scooter fleet by 60 percent.

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Skepticism and injuries mount for e-scooters in Detroit

Injuries and unclear guidelines are worrying people about the micromobility service.

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Chicago’s scooter pilot program is ending soon, what’s next?

Officials are evaluating the safety and impact.

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D.C. may cap how many scooter companies are allowed in the city

But the four chosen companies could provide up to 10,000 total vehicles.

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Lime and Spin scooters returning to SF streets

After a year-long pilot program, existing permit holder Skip failed to make the cut.

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A Boston-area opportunity for e-scooters

Bird and Lime execs think their vehicles would help alleviate the region’s congestion, given recent statistics showing just how many car trips are for short distances.

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Thousands of scooters hit Chicago, here’s what you need to know

Thousands of scooters hit the streets as part of the city’s pilot program.

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Are scooters too dangerous for LA’s streets?

In Los Angeles, riders must share lanes with cars—or face a $197 fine.

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Seattle starts the electric scooter process

The city has long resisted an electric scooter share—but is about to start catching up.

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Austin’s top 10 Bird rides are to restaurants

The popular destinations for the most populous e-scooters in the city are tourist-heavy spots

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The top 8 places where people are taking Bird scooters in D.C.

Memorials, a museum, and a university make the list.

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Riding on the sidewalk, improper parking top e-scooter complaints

In response to feedback the city is requiring new warning graphics.

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More electric scooters needed to meet Chicago’s demand, Lime says

New data provides insight into how Chicagoans are using e-scooters.

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Uber pass bundles rides, food delivery, and scooters in Chicago

The tech company wants to be a one-stop shop for hailing rides, renting scooters, and ordering food.

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Our guide to Seattle’s bike shares

Which bikes (and companies) are in town—and how are they different?

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D.C. permits electric scooters from company co-founded by former Olympic athlete

Bolt Mobility may deploy up to 600 electric scooters in the District

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Spin e-scooters and Transit app team up for Austin commuters

Partnership offers multimodal transportation made seamless, in theory

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City fines scooter companies for violating rules of pilot program

Only three of the ten participating vendors have avoided running afoul of the rules.

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City seeks public feedback on electric scooters

Have an opinion about the micromobility technology? The city would like to hear from you.

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Are e-scooters crossing boundaries set by the city?

The scooters were supposed to be geo-fenced to operate only within Chicago’s pilot zone.

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D.C. may ban overnight rides on shared electric scooters

Local lawmakers are considering comprehensive regulations for the devices

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Scooter-related accidents and injuries are on the rise in Chicago

At least ten people went to emergency rooms in the first six days of the city’s dockless electric scooter pilot program.

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Should electric scooters be allowed on the U.S. Capitol Grounds?

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton thinks so

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Chicago’s scooter program logged more than 60,000 rides in the first week

The four-month-long pilot brought 2,500 scooters to the city’s West and Northwest sides.

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500 new e-scooters will hit Austin streets

California-based app Skip tosses new fleet into the mix, bringing total number of locally operating companies to eight. Two more are on their way.

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Here’s how Chicagoans feel about the scooter invasion

After electric scooters launch, bikers and drivers complain about sharing the road.

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LA leaders say scooter companies must ‘do better’

Among their complaints: The devices continue to be parked improperly.

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More than 12,000 riders have used Lime e-scooters in Brookline since early April, operator says

A first-of-its-kind pilot program in Massachusetts could lead to big micromobility changes in the Boston region.

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23 e-scooters destroyed in Downtown fire

Vehicles ignited while being recharged, raising questions about battery safety

Bird unveils Cruiser minibike for two

Are you sitting down? Scooter leader debuts a larger, seated vehicle.

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After electric scooter fire, Skip takes fleet off streets

Fire in Washington DC grounds scooters in SF.

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D.C. opens the door to more electric bikes and scooters

The District is accepting new permit applications for dockless vehicle providers

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Chicago to test dockless electric scooter on the city’s West Side

At least 2,500 scooters will hit the streets next moth as the city "assess the viability of this new mobility option."