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I rode electric scooters from Bird, Uber, Lyft, and Lime. Lyft was by far my favorite brand, but there were 2 I’d never ride again.

During a week in Los Angeles, I rode e-scooters from Bird, Uber, Lyft, and Lime to compare the riding experiences. Here's how they stacked up.
Notably, this man isn't wearing a helmet. "Nearly one-third of patients had a head injury, more than double the rate of head injuries experienced by bicyclists," the study notes.

Electric scooter injuries among millennials in cities more than doubled in a single year, new study finds

In 2017, just over 2,000 people aged 18 to 34 were injured on electric scooters. By 2018, that number jumped to over 5,300.
I used electric scooters as my main mode of transportation on my last trip to Los Angeles.

I rode an electric scooter from every company operating in LA, and saw exactly why American cities aren’t ready for them

I rode electric scooters for the first time in Los Angeles. But even though riding them was freeing and fun, it was undeniably dangerous.
I used electric scooters as my main mode of transportation on my last trip to Los Angeles.

I rode an electric scooter from every company operating in LA, and saw exactly why American cities aren’t ready for them

I rode electric scooters for the first time in Los Angeles. But even though riding them was freeing and fun, it was undeniably dangerous.

Scooters, self-driving cars, and bots: San Francisco is finally launching an office to regulate new tech before it enters public areas

The city's new Office of Emerging Technology comes after electric scooters, ride-sharing cars, and delivery robots have surfaced in the city.

The best electric scooters

Electric scooters are a great mode of transportation. These are the best electric scooters that you can buy.
Mercedes-Benz is bringing out an e-scooter.

Mercedes-Benz is going to join the electric-scooter frenzy with its own model in 2020

Mercedes-Benz didn't give much detail about the new scooter, but said it would go on sale in 'early 2020.'
Lime CEO Toby Sun.

$2.4 billion scooter startup Lime is raising more money, and its next check could come from SoftBank

The green and white scooter startup Lime is looking to raise another mega-funding round just months after announcing its $300 million series D.
Emily Hartridge in her "35 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT AT 35" video, published in May 2019.

A YouTube star was killed in the UK’s first fatal crash involving an electric scooter

Emily Hartridge made videos about fitness and mental health, and her most popular video had 24 million views.
A line of Bird's electric scooters. San Francisco residents have complained the scooters frequently aren't left behind in as orderly a fashion.

Scooter startup Bird just acquired rival Scoot, one of the two companies that beat out Uber and Lyft to operate in San Francisco

Bird has acquired rival Scoot, the two companies announced on Wednesday. Scoot was one of two firms allowed to rent scooters in San Francisco.