The Council got a briefing this afternoon on a set of emerging mobility technologies. Get ready to change the way you think about streets, sidewalks, and even bike lanes. Also, expect the city to roll out an e-scooter pilot in the near future.Continue reading
How safe are e-scooters?
Last week, Council members Mosqueda and O’Brien staged a rally for to promote introducing electric scooters to Seattle. They even invited leading scooter-share companies Bird and Lime to sit at the committee table in Council Chambers and give a nearly uninterrupted sales pitch — with no hard questions following. Mayor Durkan has been much more pessimistic on the idea, frequently citing the number of mayors who have told her to resist e-scooters as long as possible because of the injury rate. Before Seattle gets into the e-scooter game, shouldn’t we know something about how safe they are? Let’s dive in …Continue reading