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.
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.
Scooters Reveal Urban America's Transportation Crisis
Electric scooters are fun, but nobody knows what to do with them yet.
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.
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.
How Cities Are Trying to Rein In the Scooter and Bike Share Craze
Profit-motivated mobility startups can’t be trusted to regulate themselves.
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.
Cyclists Hate Scooters, So Amsterdam Is Banning Them From Bike Lanes
Amsterdam says scooters are causing too many accidents.
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.
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.
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?
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.