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Scooter companies permitted to leave their hearts in San Francisco
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency voted Tuesday to keep e-scooters in the city as permanent fixtures, according to Curbed. Once the city's pilot program expires on Oct. 15, a for-keeps program will be put in its place. Residents can expect to see many new vehicles and scooter companies on sidewalks in the near future.
Reduce, reuse, rescoot? A scooter's lifespan is far from sustainable
How long do scooters actually last on rough-and-tumble city streets? Not long. The average e-scooter has a lifespan of just three months, according to a Boston Consulting Group report. E-scooters have long been marketed as a sustainable mobility solution, but their end-of life management and recyclability indicate otherwise.
One in four scooters are vandalized in Richmond, VA
Bolt Mobility, brought to Richmond, VA over the past month, said that one in four of their scooters have been vandalized. Individuals are snapping the vehicles in half, throwing them into the James River or lighting the scooters on fire, the company told the Richmond Times-Dispatch.
Chicago scooter companies fined for not playing by the rules
Chicago dished out 14 citations to seven scooter companies for failing to meet the city's operational, safety and equity rules for the pilot program. Three of the seven violators include Bird, Wheels, and Bolt. The citations include a maximum fine of $1,000.
Park responsibly: Spokane, WA adds parking zones for Lime scooters
Cities like Spokane, WA are beginning to crack down on scooters parked poorly. The city has plans to implement five new parking zones to keep Lime scooters out of the middle of sidewalks, keeping pedestrians and individuals with disabilities out of harms way.
Kristin Musulin, Chris Teale, Cailin Crowe and Sean Gibbons contributed to this article.