Topic: Bird Scooters

Lime Scooters left Providence this past Friday after launching in November of 2018.

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Lime Scooters peel out of Providence

September 24, 2019 0 comments

Lime Scooters pulled out of Providence Friday, marking the third loss in electric ride-sharing transportation options in the city after both Bird scooters and JUMP bikes were removed earlier this summer.

Overcrowding, accidents and crime issues have arisen with the increase of e-scooter use in cities, leading to the development of regulations.

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Bye-Bye Bird: E-scooter company leaves Providence

September 16, 2019 0 comments

Bird, the electric scooter service, will no longer provide scooters for the city of Providence as of Friday, Sept. 13. The city handed out its latest permits in August, allowing two e-scooter services to populate Providence for the first time — Spin and VeoRide —and renewing Lime’s existing permits.

The recent proliferation of Bird and Lime electric scooters aligns with Mayor Elorza’s goals to reduce the city’s emissions, 90 percent of which currently come from diesel and gasoline use.

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Scooter regulations stress access, affordability

October 29, 2018 1 comment

Electric scooters made their return to Providence earlier this month with rideshare companies Bird and Lime.