E-Scooters

Lime Develops Technology To Eliminate SJ Sidewalk Riders
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Jennifer Hodges
January 30, 2020 - 12:04 pm
Popular scooter company Lime has developed new technology designed to keep scooter riders off sidewalks in downtown San Jose.
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Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf on Jan. 8, 2020 models an electronic scooter that has been designed for people with disabilities.
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Matt Bigler
January 08, 2020 - 4:22 pm
E-scooters specifically designed for people with disabilities are now available in Oakland.
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Cyclists in San Francisco are complaining that e-scooter riders like the devices to bike racks.
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Matt Bigler
December 19, 2019 - 10:24 am
E-scooter companies are hogging the bike racks in San Francisco, according to a growing number of complaints lodged at City Hall.
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Motorized Scooters
Motorized Scooters (Photo credit: KCBS Radio)
Holly Quan
September 26, 2019 - 10:09 am
The number of electric scooters in San Francisco will soon double after transportation officials approved a new round of permits to four companies.
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Technician works on Skip scooters in file photo
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Tim Ryan
June 06, 2019 - 9:01 am
San Francisco officials are unhappy that they were not notified that one of Skip's e-scooters caught fire in a Bayview warehouse in December.
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Technician works on Skip scooters in file photo
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KCBS Radio Morning News
June 03, 2019 - 7:34 am
SAN FRANCISCON (KCBS Radio) -- One of two companies authorized to operate app-enabled electric scooters in San Francisco has pulled its fleet off the streets. The move by Skip Scooters in its hometown comes after one of the company's scooters caught fire last week in Washington, D.C. Skip announced...
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Bird e-scooters in San Jose.
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Carrie Hodousek
May 23, 2019 - 8:12 pm
A new study from the Mineta Transportation Institution at San Jose State finds there aren’t any definitive regulations for riders of e-scooters and other devices.
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Roger Castillo, who monitors South Bay rivers, examines Bird scooters pulled from the Guadalupe River in April 2019.
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Matt Bigler
April 18, 2019 - 2:17 pm
Besides store fronts and sidewalks, e-scooters are now being found in the Guadalupe River here in downtown San Jose, raising concerns about pollution.
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Matt Bigler
December 07, 2018 - 1:19 pm
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has issued an ultimatum to e-scooter companies that they must innovate or they'll lose the ability to operate in the Bay Area's largest city.
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Broken tooth
Courtesy Donald Curtis, DMD
KCBS Radio Morning News
October 11, 2018 - 6:40 am
With the Monday return of rentable e-scooters to San Francisco, medical professionals are worrying that they'll see an increase in facial and dental injuries.
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