From the office of the DC Attorney General:

“Attorney General Schwalb today announced the resolution of an investigation into Lyft concerning its failure to provide proper notice to consumers about fines the company imposed when scooters were parked improperly. Under the terms of a settlement agreement, Lyft will provide full restitution and return nearly $90,000 to affected scooter users. Lyft will also pay $20,000 to the District and has already made changes to its systems to ensure users are notified about DC’s scooter parking rules and notified of any fines imposed for parking violations. Read More


A reader sent in a pretty upsetting scooter crash the other day and was curious why we rarely see riders wearing helmets. In the same vein of wearing seat belts in cars, shouldn’t we wear helmets to prevent possible injuries when scooting? For those who scoot – do you wear a helmet? For cyclists, do you wear a helmet when riding?

Ed. Note: This question is not intending to place blame on the rider for the crash.


“Dear PoPville,

The long dedicated bike lane running along the west side of 15th street NW is a main bike artery through the city, but often causes a level of false confidence and safety to riders. People blowing down the bike lane near Meridian hill Park are met with the intersection of Florida, W, 15th, and New Hampshire, which has a very awkward traffic pattern and some blind spots. Read More


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