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New York City will finally get electric scooter rentals this Spring

New York City plans to launch an e-scooter rental pilot program in March 2021. Many well-known operators like Bird, Lime, Voi, and Lyft will likely compete as part of the Department of Transportation’s bidding process. Currently, NYC only has fixed-station rental bikes operated by Lyft. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
New York City will finally get electric scooter rentals this Spring
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Uber is reportedly considering another investment in Lime, in a round that would sink the embattled scooter startup’s valuation by nearly 80% — and give Uber the option to buy it in 2 years

Uber is reportedly considering leading a $US170 million emergency fundraising round for the scooter startup Lime, according to the Information. The terms of the deal will hit the scooter startup hard. The round will reportedly slash Lime’s valuation to $US510 million, a 79% slide from the startup’s whopping valuation of […]
Uber is reportedly considering another investment in Lime, in a round that would sink the embattled scooter startup’s valuation by nearly 80% — and give Uber the option to buy it in 2 years
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Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.

Electric scooters have the potential to transform transportation, but they’re plagued with safety issues. Current laws meant to protect riders and pedestrians, like helmet laws and footpath regulations, are ineffective and only lead to more confusion. Training first-time riders, opening up footpaths, and creating clear and consistent laws could lead […]
Electric scooter riders are often forced to choose between breaking the law and endangering themselves. Here’s how to change that.