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The newest perk for employees at this ‘Uber-for-helicopters’ startup is a free electric scooter sharing program

Blade is launching an electric scooter sharing pilot program for its Manhattan-based employees.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

Elon Musk says he doesn’t want to make electric scooters because they lack ‘dignity’

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said some Tesla employees wanted the automaker to make an electric scooter, but he denied their request.

Toppled scooters, sidewalk riding, and illegal parking: Electric scooters have returned to San Francisco after being banned

The launch of a yearlong pilot program called to mind previous complaints of residents knocking over scooters, parking illegally, and riding on sidewalks instead of bike lanes.
Jonatan de Boer, general manager at Bird Benelux.

Scooter unicorn Bird is now in Brussels as it speeds up its international expansion

US electric scooter startup Bird has just launched in Brussels. The company is quickly expanding across Europe in a bid to outgun well-funded rivals such as Lime, Uber, and Taxify.
Electric scooters are taking over San Francisco.

Uber and Lyft just got locked out of one of the most important new businesses by San Francisco officials

San Francisco has selected two companies — Scoot and Skip — to operate dockless scooters as part of a one-year pilot program.
People ride Bird scooters in Santa Monica, California, U.S. July 23, 2018. Picture taken July 23, 2018.

Uber and Lyft have won a key battleground in the electric scooter wars — and it’s a huge blow to the $2 billion startup that created the s...

In an effort to curb the onslaught of electric scooters, the city of Santa Monica, California, is moving to limit the number of companies that can operate dockless vehicles there. A memo reveals that city officials endorsed Lyft and Uber for permits, over dedicated scooter operators Bird and Lime.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 2011.

A 183-year-old law created for horse-drawn carriages has frustrated Silicon Valley’s buzziest startups

Electric scooters are illegal on public UK streets and pavements, meaning Bird and its peers would be flouting the law if they tried to launch in Britain. And that's partly thanks to a 183-year-old act originally designed to stop nuisance behaviour from horse-drawn carriage drivers.
Bird's scooters.

A startling photo of abandoned Birds shows the electric-scooter backlash has begun

A resident of Santa Monica, California, posted an image on Twitter comparing scores of abandoned Bird electric scooters to the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Birds." Though intended as a joke, the photo highlights issues of electric-scooter oversupply.
Plenty of people in San Francisco miss the electric scooters that once blanketed streets and sidewalks.

Tech workers in San Francisco are pining for the return of electric scooters, after first putting them on blast for hogging the sidewalks

The electric scooter armageddon in San Francisco was over almost as quickly as it began. After the city passed a temporary ban on electric scooters, tech workers have taken to Twitter to express how much they miss the scooters. Here are the tweets.