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New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Scooter Rules: No Sidewalks, No Speeding & More

Just one week after the first round of scooter company regulations were established, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther rolled out a second announcement today with rules aimed at users of these new vehicles. A statement from the Mayor’s office said that the new rules are aimed at ensuring a safe experience for riders, as well as […]

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City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

Brent Warren Brent Warren City Sets First Rules for Scooters, More to Come

The City of Columbus released its first set of rules for companies operating “shared mobility devices,” its term for electric scooters, dockless bikes and other types of small vehicles that have yet to be deployed here but may be in the future. Companies like Bird and Lime, which both brought their rentable scooters to Columbus […]

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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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Scoot-A-Que returns with 16 bit themed ride

Anne Evans Anne Evans Scoot-A-Que returns with 16 bit themed ride

The annual scooter rally, Scoot-A-Que returns this weekend for its 16th year. Hosted by the Columbus Cutters Scooter Club, the rally brings together motor-scooter enthusiasts from Columbus, Dayton, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, Washington DC, and beyond. Each year carries a different theme and this year’s is “16-Bit” in tribute to early 16-bit video game […]

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Kickstart Scooters Has Closed Their Doors

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Sad news, but Kickstart Scooters just closed their doors at 913 North High Street for good. Update from their twitter account at 10:33am on March 15th: “Sad to inform all our followers and friends, @thekickstart has decided to close our doors for good. thank you for your support and business.”

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Scooter Parking Expansions and Permits for 2009

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last summer, the City of Columbus rolled out a new scooter parking initiative that gave two-wheel vehicle operators (scooter riders and motorcyclists alike) several designated parking locations in and around Downtown. Currently there are 23 locations that can hold a total of 267 vehicles and the city is planning to add more in 2009. Also, […]

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