The Case of Electric Scooters in Richmond, Virginia
In cities all around the world, dockless electric scooters have been popping up left and right. These sharable electric scooters, most commonly operated by companies such as Bird, Lime, and Skipper, can be found all around cities, accessible by any individual via a smartphone application. For some, they are annoying and impede foot traffic. For others, they are a convenient and effective way to commute to work. But for a growing number of individuals, dockless electric scooters are nothing but dangerous. With more accidents happening each day, cities everywhere are becoming increasingly resistant and are passing laws to limit the dockless scooter programs.