Category archives for: eScooters

UCLA Inks Deal With E-Scooter Firms For New Restrictions And Training

A one-year agreement between UCLA and three electric scooter companies will impose new restrictions on where students can use e-scooters. On the positive side it also may provide discounts for students, as well. The one-year pilot program, negotiated by UCLA Transportation with Bird, Lyft and Wheels, will take effect in the fall. The agreement is […]

Accessibility Advocates Want To Put A Stop To Ontario’s E-Scooter Pilot Project

Accessibility for Ontarians , a group which advocates for the rights of disabled Ontarians, wants the province to not go forward with a proposed five-year e-scooter pilot project before it begins. Even with those limitations, allowing e-scooters on the roads will make it harder for people with disabilities to get around, and could lead to more injuries, […]

INRIX Research Report States E-Scooters Could Replace Nearly 50 Percent Downtown Vehicle Trips

New York state lawmakers in June 2019 voted to legalize e-scooters and e-bikes in New York state and allow cities to decide on how to regulate e-scooter sharing programs. The legislation is still pending Gov. Cuomo’s approval, and as written, the bill won’t allow e-scooter sharing programs in Manhattan. Now A study by INRIX Research analyzed […]

Germany’s KBV (Health Insurance Physicians) Leader Wants E-scooter Ban

e-scooters should be banned in Germany due to the increased number of accidents involving such vehicles, Andreas Gassen, head of the association of German statutory health insurance physicians (KBV), said on Monday. “E-scooters should be completely banned. Only that would help avoid injuries,” Gassen told the German newspaper Neue Osnabruecker Zeitung. “From a medical point […]

Bird About Open Pilot Test Of E-Scooters In Toronto

Bird Canada says it is planning to launch a pilot project in the city in the coming weeks. “Bird Canada is working to firm up the exact date to kick off a two-week pilot project for its Bird shared e-scooters in the Distillery District in early September,” said Stewart Lyons, CEO of Bird Canada, in […]

Bird New eScooter Packs 50% More Juice

Bird has announced its second-generation escooter: the Bird Two. In addition to a long-lasting battery and a bevy of damage-detecting sensors, it features anti-theft encryption that protects against malicious hacks and a durable frame designed to prevent theft and navigate rough roads. The Bird Two’s design is much more robust than its predecessor’s, the Bird […]

Audi Joins The Micromobility Movement With New e-Scooter

Audi is responding to the urban trend towards multi-modal micromobility. The Audi e-tron Scooter, combining the advantages of the electric scooter and the skateboard, is designed for sporty riders. Meant to be transported by car, bus or train, the twelve-kilogram (26-pound) e-scooter can be folded up and conveniently stored in the back of the car, […]

Bird E-Scooter Trial In London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Has Been Extended Again

The electric scooter trial in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been extended despite UK laws prohibiting their wider roll-out. Bird e-scooters were first introduced to the park in November 2018 as an alternative form of transport to get around the 560-acre space in east London. The trial was originally only supposed to run for […]

Bird, Lime, Lyft Have Over $200K In Fines For Abandoned E-Scooters From Comic-Con

The Comic-Con party is over, but the party will cost the e-scooter firms for going to places they should have not been. During the event people who were in a rush to make that panel or party, left e-scooters on sidewalks ,wheelchair ramps, private parking looks, even hotel room. The city of San Diego is […]

YouTuber Dies On An E-Scooter In UK Capitol

A YouTuber Emily Hartridge death on an electric scooter in London, England when she was hit by a truck has renew safety concerns on e-scooter and other alternative last mile transportation. Emily Hartridge made videos about fitness and mental health, died after her scooter was hit by a truck in London, which some media outlets […]

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