San Francisco's #ScooterWars continued Thursday with city transportation officials getting immediate pushback from one of the main electric rental scooter startups.
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency staff proposed a cap of 500 scooters each for five companies during a 24-month pilot project.
Bird said it was already operating 1,614 dockless scooters in the city.
There have been numerous complaints about battery-powered rental scooters throughout San Francisco, ranging from the fact that they were distributed without permits to reports of hazardous riding and sidewalk obstruction.
Scooter startups point to the environmental benefits of having a cleaner mode of transportation that helps reduce traffic congestion.
One of the goals of SFMTA's 24-month pilot program is to determine how scooters are being used and how they fit into the city's overall transportation environment.