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Electric Scooters Return to SF

Posted August 30, 2018, 4:13 PM

The San Francisco Chronicle reports electric scooters will roll again in San Francisco within six weeks, starting a new phase of a transportation revolution that became a brief sensation this spring. The city has selected two San Francisco startups, Scoot Networks and Skip, to offer dockless rentals of a total of 1,250 electrified standup scooters (625 each), starting by Oct. 15, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said in a press release on Thursday.

Scoot’s bright red scooters and Skip’s yellow-and-black ones got the nod based on those companies’ assurances that the vehicles will be ridden and parked without disturbing sidewalk users. The companies say they will provide access to low-income users, share data with San Francisco, and protect users’ privacy, among other criteria.