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Cincinnati Requests Improvements From E-Scooter Companies

Published on Apr 21, 2020 at 7:16 am in Electric Scooters.

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While e-scooters are currently off Cincinnati streets because of the coronavirus pandemic, the city is currently working on contracts with two companies for when stay-at-home orders are lifted.

According to a memo from the city manager, Bird and Lime submitted the best proposals for providing e-scooter services in Cincinnati. Both companies had been operating under interim agreements—which are set to expire June 30.

E-Scooters and E-Bikes Legalized in New York

Published on Apr 6, 2020 at 7:16 am in Electric Scooters.

Lawmakers in New York have legalized e-bikes and e-scooters as part of the Fiscal Year 2021 Budget. The new legislation includes safety measures and requirements to ensure riders are as safe as possible while operating the micro-mobility vehicles.

The measure is focused on making it easier for frontline workers and delivery drivers to get around using e-scooters. They will no longer have to worry about fines and penalties. Because of the lack of legislation, workers using e-bikes and electric scooters have been fined more than one million dollars and have had their vehicles confiscated in recent years.

E-Scooter Companies Halt Operations in San Francisco

Published on Mar 27, 2020 at 7:33 am in Electric Scooters.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, three of the four e-scooter companies in San Francisco are halting operations. The companies include Lime, Scoot, and Jump. Spin is currently the only company still providing service in the area.

The decision to pause operations happened after Mayor London Breed ordered residents to shelter-in-place starting March 24, 2020. All non-essential businesses were ordered to close, causing disruption for many of the service-based industries in the city.

Second E-Scooter Pilot Program Begins in Chicago

Published on Mar 19, 2020 at 7:20 am in Electric Scooters.

In the summer of 2019, Veo ran an electric scooter pilot in Chicago. The program featured ten companies to determine whether scooters could be a viable form of alternative transportation in the city. This summer, Veo plans to run a second e-scooter pilot program to test new features and implement new policies based on last year’s feedback.

Veo, a three-year-old electric scooter company, serves over 50 cities with e-scooters and bikes – both of which do not require charging stations. The company makes money charging rental and membership fees. To preview what the second pilot program will look like and for information on the future of the industry, Medill Reports interviewed Veo’s chief executive Candice Xie.

E-Scooter Rider Hit and Injured by Car in Boise

Published on Feb 27, 2020 at 7:57 am in Electric Scooters.

An e-scooter accident happened in Boise, Idaho on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. According to the Boise police officers who responded to the crash, it involved two vehicles and one e-scooter rider. The rider was taken to a local hospital with serious injuries – the nature of which has not been released. No other injuries were reported.

According to the preliminary investigation, a driver was heading east on Myrtle Street when they collided with the scooter rider and a second vehicle at 8th Street. At the time, the scooter had been traveling south on 8th and the second vehicle was traveling north on 8th. No charges or citations have been issued yet.