Recent Trip to Beach Reveals New e-Mobility Wild West

Yesterday, I decided to take the day off and go to Santa Monica beach. I was expecting a nice quiet walk breathing in the ozone from the ocean. Instead, I came face-to-e-scooter with one of the hottest topics in the transportation industry, the rise of shared, app-based, dock-free e-scooters that are swarming fair weather cities.

Birders and Limers zoom through the bike paths, streets and sidewalks of the tourist and Silicon Beach meccas. The offerings are garnering supporters and outcries from safety experts while cities hassle with governing laws.  e-Scooter wranglers fight for charging and finding bounties that can go as high as $20.00. Read all about the e-scooter revolution.