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Austin writer Dan Keshet lays out problems — and fixes — with scooters

In a story entitled: "The problems with scooters are real. Let’s fix them," Austin writer Dan Keshet points out some of the main points of contention about scooters and their impact on public spaces. Unlike a lot of stories on the topic, Keshet also makes some common sense recommendations on how to address the problems. Check out the full story here: The problems with scooters are real. Let’s fix them.

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Uber's JUMP dockless scooter

Uber scooters giving free rides till January 9, 2019

Uber uses the moniker 'JUMP' for its bike and scooter service. And both JUMP bikes and scooters are getting free rides and helmets through Jan. 9, 2019. Riders can get up to five, 30-minute rides per day. Scooters will then cost $1 to unlock and $0.10 a minute after the free rides have been used. Uber's JUMP e-scooters work by reserving and unlocking them using the Uber app, via a small icon "switch" at the top of the Uber app screen. If there are no Jump devices near the users, the option to…

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Lyft scooter, photo courtesy the company

Lyft scooters follow Uber’s JUMP into San Diego

On December 19, 2018, rideshare service Lyft announced Thursday it is joining Uber's 'Jump' in offering dockless electric scooters in San Diego. Lyft marks the fifth entrant in the local market after Bird, Lime, Razor and Uber. The scooters that Lyft is deploying seem to be of the first generation model, with thumb throttles and small wheels. What sets Lyft apart from Bird and others is that Lyft scooters can be reserved using the Lyft app. This gives Lyft a large pool of potential users in…

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J Street receiving the first stripe for the Downtown cycletrack

New downtown ‘mobility lanes’, scooters to follow

The Downtown Mobility Plan (DMP) has broken ground in San Diego as of December 19, 2018! Paint crews began striping thermoplastic lanes along J Street and the entire DMP Phase 1 should be complete “in a few months time,” according to Mayor Faulconer. This day has been a long time coming after years of planning, delays and cost overruns, but we’d like to offer our thanks to Mayor Faulconer for pushing this project forward over the last couple of months. We note that in 2016 the mayor pledged…

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Infrastructure Explained: the ‘Bike Box’

Bike box University Ave and 6th Ave We've adapted a post by BikeSD which explains and illustrate bicycle infrastructure designs that are relevant to scooter riders and others in the mobility (or…

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