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Lots of People are Still Riding Scooters in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lots of People are Still Riding Scooters in Columbus

The first rentable electric scooters in Columbus arrived in the summer of 2018, and the first two companies to operate here – Bird and Lime – saw significant ridership as people flocked to try out the new devices. In 2019, two more companies entered the market; Spin scooters came in June (and are still here), […]

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Lyft Removing Scooters from Columbus (and Five Other Cities)

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lyft Removing Scooters from Columbus (and Five Other Cities)

The first casualty of the Great Scooter Wars of Columbus has officially been declared. Lyft announced yesterday that it would be pulling its eScooter vehicles and service out of Columbus, Nashville, San Antonio, Dallas, Atlanta and Phoenix. “We’re grateful to our scooter riders in Columbus as well as our partners in Columbus city government,” stated […]

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Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lyft Scooters Hit the Streets, Along with Discount for Low-Income Riders

Just shy of a year after the first rentable electric scooters were placed on Columbus streets, the ride-hailing company Lyft has entered the market. Starting this morning, users will be able to use the Lyft app to locate and rent the new scooters, which will cost one dollar to unlock and 15 cents for each […]

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How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

Jesse Bethea Jesse Bethea How “Green” are the E-Scooters?

It was the Summer of the Scooter, in Columbus and in cities across the nation, as dockless, GPS-tracked electric scooters appeared seemingly overnight. Plenty of opinions continue to fly around about whether the scooters solve any of the problems they’re ostensibly supposed to – traffic congestion, access to transit, the “first mile/last mile” challenge – […]

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Lime Scooters Now Available in Columbus

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Scooters Now Available in Columbus

A second rentable scooter option is now available in Columbus. Lime, the company that deployed its dockless bicycles earlier this summer in Linden, Clintonville and the South Side, placed a number of its electric scooters in those same neighborhoods on Sunday. As of earlier today, though, dozens of the scooters were available to rent Downtown […]

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Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

Brent Warren Brent Warren Electric Scooters Now Available to Rent in and Around Downtown

As of this morning, Columbus residents can now use their smartphones to book and pay for a ride on a small electric scooter. Dozens of the scooters, from California-based company Bird, were deployed today around Downtown, the Short North, and Bexley. Much like the LimeBikes that recently arrived in the city, the scooters are scattered throughout […]

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