I took an electric scooter from Connecticut & K to 9th & K – at 17th my scooter slowed down to a crawl – I thought it was broken so I tried to stop and park it but it was a no park zone. As soon as I hit 14th it sped up again. I’ve never experienced a scooter slowing down in certain areas – is that new?? Has anyone else experienced that??”
via google maps
“On 6/15/2020 at approximately 6:55 PM, an MPD K9 officer was flagged down for a carjacking that just occurred near the intersection of 11th St SE and Pennsylvania Ave SE. A witness saw the victim on a scooter stopped at a traffic light when a suspect punched the victim and pulled him off of the scooter before riding away. Read More
Thanks to Channing for sending the confirmation this morning “Scooters are back, at least on H”. Yesterday afternoon we wondered “are scooters still a thing?” Happy to confirm that indeed they are. Though of course not all will be happy about this. This can only mean a new Wawa or Chick Fil A will be opening up somewhere soon…
Photo by Thundercheese
Been getting a lot of queries about what’s happened to all the scooters. I believed they were removed after some were used to damage store fronts last Sunday. As the plywood boarding starts to come down, I assume we’ll start to see scooters back on the streets. Stay tuned.
John reports around 3pm: “Head on collision with a scooter. Note broken beer bottles in the mix. P and 23rd, NW.”
Sorry Lime (and Bolt and Bird and Razor.) Photo by Christen
“Following the hearing officer’s review of appeals to the permit decisions for the 2020 shared dockless vehicle program, the following companies will be permitted to operate scooters in the District, effective April 1, 2020, contingent upon confirmation of their compliance with the 2020 Terms and Conditions, receipt of all necessary documents and permit fees: Read More
20th and Q Street, NW
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced a plan to install 100 off-sidewalk dockless scooter and bike parking corrals across all eight wards of the District over the next several months. Read More
“Today, the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) announced the next phase in the District’s dockless vehicle sharing program, allowing four permits to operate a total of 10,000 scooters and two permits to operate a total of 5,000 e-bikes in calendar year 2020. Read More
Ugh. Jennifer writes:
“I want to like scooters, but the people who use them…
Yes, that is a scooter parked right in the middle of a bike lane, sending bikers (like my husband with our young daughter) out of the bike lane and into traffic. On E St NW right around Union Station.”
Thanks to emdubbbb for sharing this awesomeness with us. What were some other great ones you saw last night?