scooters

location data

Scooter Companies Split on Giving Real-Time Location Data to Los Angeles

Uber, which is pushing back against the requests for real-time location data of its JUMP scooters, was granted a provisional, month-long permit, while other companies received a full-year license.
Joseph Cox
3.19.19
gig economy

Someone's Going to Get Killed Charging Those E-Scooters

Companies like Lime and Bird encourage competition among contractors, which subjects them to the threat of physical violence for little pay.
Allie Conti
3.13.19
scootergeddon

Scooters Reveal Urban America's Transportation Crisis

Electric scooters are fun, but nobody knows what to do with them yet.
Ankita Rao
10.18.18
tech

There's an Entire Instagram Account Devoted to Destroying Rideshare Scooters

The account Bird Graveyard features footage of the scooters getting burned, thrown off buildings, pooped on, and tossed into the ocean.
Jack Blocker
7.25.18
scootergeddon

Scooter Companies Have Two Weeks to Get Off the Streets of San Francisco

The City of San Francisco just gave scooter companies Bird, Spin, and Lime an ultimatum: Get off the street and apply for a permit, or else.
Sarah Emerson
5.24.18
Moveable

How Cities Are Trying to Rein In the Scooter and Bike Share Craze

Profit-motivated mobility startups can’t be trusted to regulate themselves.
Tracey Lindeman
5.22.18
startups

San Francisco Is Fighting the Scooter Trend With Poop and Vandalism

After years of being a testbed for startups, San Francisco is fighting back by literally smearing shit on scooters.
Sarah Emerson
4.24.18
Moveable

Cyclists Hate Scooters, So Amsterdam Is Banning Them From Bike Lanes

Amsterdam says scooters are causing too many accidents.
Tracey Lindeman
1.9.18
Up the Piaggio

Joyriding Through the Jungle With the Punks Who Mod Vespa Scooters Into ‘Mad Max’-ian Beasts

It's like Thunderdome in the Balinese jungle.
S. Gamboa
3.28.17
short circuit

It's Actually Illegal to Ride 'Hoverboard' Scooters on UK Streets

The Crown Prosecution Service says they’re not allowed on public roads or footpaths.
Emiko Jozuka
10.12.15
Deep Ass Questions

What Are Those Light Up Scooters Artists Keep Posting Videos of on Instagram Called?

You've seen them. Justin Bieber and Chief Keef love them. What are they?
Sparkle
7.31.15
Design

The Time for Multi-Storey Skateparks Is Now

Grab your skateboard, rollerblades, BMX bike, climbing shoes, and boxing gloves, and head to the Guy Hollaway-designed Folkestone Sports Park.
Sami Emory
5.15.15
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