Love them or hate them, e-scooters have increasingly become a common fixture on city streets—and sidewalks—in recent years. Then a global pandemic hit and suddenly halted what seemed to be an ever-growing alternative transportation option. While e-scooters have returned to most cities, the once lavishly venture-fueled marketplace has noticeably contracted.
While the dust is still settling in terms of the upset COVID-19 caused for micro-transit, the overall number of scooters deployed across the country has remained relatively the same, with some companies pulling scooters and others filling the void.
Read more about how the versatility of micromobility turned out to be a benefit during the pandemic in this new report.