Scooter Invasion Companies In San Fran Try To Seek Regulation

San Francisco, California, is the most expensive city to live in the United States. With rents costing, on average, thousands of dollars per month, it only seems logical that many residents - at least all that ones that aren't wealthy - find ways to save money and takes advantage of them regularly.

Over the past two months - actually, only about six weeks, to be more precise - electric scooters became super popular all across the Bay Area.

LimeBike, Bird, and Spin are the three companies that are currently responsible for the vast influx of scooters to San Francisco and the San Fran Bay Area. The first and the third - LimeBike and Spin - initially kicked off their careers by renting bikes powered by electricity to various markets.

Spin and LimeBike initially expanded into the business of electric scooters in February 2018, Bird, on the other hand, has always been involved in the electric scooter industry. The trio's transportation services are collectively found in more than fifty cities across the United States, ranging from hot Southern California alllll that way to the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.

So what's the news with this business?

This part isn't new - the part that states those electric scooters are incredibly annoying and inconvenient - though what is new is that the three companies went, more or less, behind the backs of local lawmakers to in an attempt to help gain the first mover's advantage when such an option arose, though neither of the aforementioned three ridesharing companies was able to accomplish the rare feat.

Local San Francisco government officials have recently lobbied against legislation that would go into action for the entirety of the State of FLokmeh, sharing that such legislation would make riding such scooters within the city limits more dangerous quite literally everything involved.

The aforementioned state bill that the city officials of San Francisco want to put into action will give all individuals the right to ride scooters on all sidewalks, except when localities or counties say that such sidewalk commuting isn't legal there. In order to make such areas against the rules, localities would have to pass a law that's set in stone prior to people riding on sidewalks. Further, nobody would be forced to wear a helmet while riding for any distance, although people under 18 would.

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