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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.

Bird will give free scooter rentals to riders who prove they’re wearing a helmet by taking ‘helmet selfies’

Bird says it will give free scooter rides to its helmet-wearing riders. But the company says better infrastructure is still the way to improve safety.

A Florida man was arrested after he was caught on video cutting the brake lines of Lime scooters

More than 140 scooters have been vandalized since April in Fort Lauderdale, which is apparently very anti-scooter.

Miami is removing all e-scooters ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s landfall so they don’t become flying projectiles

Bird scooters might be named after aviary creatures, but they aren't meant to actually fly. And that's probably good news for everyone in a hurricane.
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.

One of the largest scooter companies that’s taking over cities around the world reportedly lost $100 million in three months — and wants t...

Raising more money could help Bird pass Lime to be the most valuable scooter startup. startup. A company spokesperson said the loss figure was inaccurate.
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.