After 2 million rides, Lime upgrades e-scooter fleet with locking mechanism, swappable batteries

Lime can boast two million rides on their scooters and the company wants to show the City of Portland they’re ready for a long-term relationship. As we reported last week, the Portland Bureau of Transportation is looking for one or two scooter operators to take over the existing pilot program and provide a larger fleet … Read more

Portland wants to get serious with e-scooters and move beyond ‘pilot’ phase

“We believe shared e-scooters have a long-term future in Portland.” – Dylan Rivera, PBOT After a four-year honeymoon, the City of Portland is ready to settle down with shared electric scooters. Earlier this month the Bureau of Transportation released a request for proposals that aims to find a company to run a shared e-scooter system … Read more

E-scooters to return next month with tougher regulations on riders and operators

Portland’s second attempt at integrating electric scooters into the mobility mix could get started as early as April 26th. And unlike the 2,000 scooters we had on the streets last year, the Portland Bureau of Transportation will start with 2,500 and estimates we could see as many as 9,000 if enough scooter companies play ball … Read more