Alright, so now, make said scooter service and business model respect human rights and human efforts, because right now it is disgusting and horrifying. Behind e-scooters, there are underpaid, precarious "jobs" aimed at vulnerable people. The gig economy makes me sick.
For DC and other cities concerned about rising traffic, a new study in Portland suggests scooters could be a solution. Residents and tourists are using e-scooters in place of car trips, and scooters are drawing people who've never ridden a bike or never traveled in a bike lane.