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San Francisco takes scooters off the streets (for now)

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San Francisco has enforced a complete crackdown on electric scooters, with startups Bird, Lime, and Spin preparing to obtain city permits.

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The controversy culminated in a new law restricting the operation of scooters without a permit. Any scooters left on sidewalks will be impounded, with companies fined $100 per unit per day.

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San Francisco expects to limit scooter permits to 1,250 for the first six months, potentially doubling that during the next six months.

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That will force San Francisco’s scooter startups into a race to snatch up as many permits as possible, with five companies jockeying to get the first approvals.

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Meanwhile, electric scooters are testing their limits in large cities like Portland, Austin, Seattle, and Washington, DC.

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Some scooter companies are also active in Denver, despite clear orders to remove their products from the city’s streets and sidewalks.

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