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Electric scooters rolled up uninvited in cities across America and became the hottest new toy on two wheels.
But it didn’t take much longer for “scooter rage” to set in:
City lawmakers read the room and pumped the brakes. But in LA — where scooters have been set on fire and driven into the ocean — the rolling scooter sh*tshow has taken a new turn.
The New York Times reports that LA’s transportation department created an open-source platform that collects data from the city’s scooters and bikes.
The smart-growth set sees connected scooters as a way to cut down on congestion and cool the climate.
Scooter companies reversed their ambitions in the face of regulation and competition.
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