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Local E-Bike Startup Thinking Big, Preparing for Launch

Brent Warren Brent Warren Local E-Bike Startup Thinking Big, Preparing for Launch

A local startup is hoping to make a big splash in the “micromobility” world, bringing a new kind of electric bike and lots of new ideas to an industry that has so far been dominated by just a handful of Silicon Valley-backed companies. If all goes according to plan, the first fat tire e-bikes from […]

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Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Brent Warren Brent Warren Scooters Pulled From Streets at Request of CPD After Incidents with Protesters

Access to rentable electric scooters in Columbus was taken away completely – at the request of the Columbus Division of Police – after multiple incidents in which police say protesters threw the devices at officers. Riders were unable to rent scooters anywhere in the city from June 22 to June 31. On July 1, a […]

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Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Brent Warren Brent Warren Lime Bringing Scooters Back, Offering Free Rides for Health Care Workers

Lime is returning to the Columbus market today, deploying about a hundred of its rentable electric scooters around several central city neighborhoods. Crew Cypher, Midwest General Manager for Lime, said that more scooters could be added in the future, depending on demand. The deployment comes along with a new policy that will offer free 30-minute […]

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For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Brent Warren Brent Warren For Essential Travel, COTA and CoGo Are Still Available (But Scooters Aren’t)

Keep up with regular news updates regarding Columbus and Ohio’s response to COVID-19 here. The Central Ohio Transit Authority (COTA) announced more service adjustments yesterday. The agency announced its first Coronavirus-related changes on March 16, cutting back service on several suburban rush hour lines. Three days later COTA’s board approved making all bus rides free, and […]

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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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CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Brent Warren Brent Warren CoGo Adding E-Bikes, More Stations

Big changes are in store for CoGo, the bike share system with the fixed docking stations that has operated in Columbus since 2013. About 250 e-bikes – bikes that are equipped with a battery that provides a pedal-activated boost – will be added to the system’s fleet this spring, along with five new stations. The […]

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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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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!

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