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Thanks to Adam for sharing from Adams Morgan: “I get the whole having to lock up scooters thing in DC, but someone seriously had to lock their scooter to my car?!

Scrapped up and dented the side of it too.”

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“Dear PoPville,

Over the weekend my husband was doing some yard work and he saw a hipster kid (young adult) on a scooter stopped in front of our house. He opened his backpack pulled out a ketchup bottle and started spraying our neighbor’s car with what looked like watered-down ketchup. My husband yelled at the person and he wasn’t scared off until my husband started approaching him. This all happened in broad daylight.

My neighbor has lived in Trinidad for 70 years and runs a hauling business. Read More


courtesy Bird

From a press release:

“Bird also announced it secured approval to scale its e-scooter fleet in Washington, D.C., by more than 20% to provide residents and visitors with an eco-friendly personal transportation option. With the price of gas in D.C. recently reaching an all-time high, Bird has seen daily average ridership in Washington, D.C., increase nearly 48% in March compared to February.”

Ed. Note: In real numbers this translates to Bird having 1,970 scooters total in D.C. and the additional scooters will be deployed later this week.

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“Dear PoPville,

I thought scooters were supposed to be tethered per the new law. Is there any way to report untethered scooters? This is the third time I’ve seen neatly grouped scooters, untethered on my corner. It seems like either a group of individuals or more likely lyft is dropping them on my corner without tethering them to sign posts etc. Ultimately what happens is somebody inevitably pushes one or all of them into the street or the sidewalk… does Lyft just not care because they know they can get away with it? Does the city also just not care?”

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photo by Mary Bender

From DDOT:

“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced that shared dockless scooter and bicycle operators with Public Right-of-Way Occupancy Permits can receive extensions of current permits through June 30, 2022 to ensure continued access to shared mobility options for residents and visitors.

DDOT will issue amended Terms and Conditions that will address feedback from riders and non-riders related to sidewalk riding, rider safety education, and proper parking, among other concerns. Read More

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