Micromobility could replace 51% of Chicago car trips

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Chicago’s initial scooter pilot ran from June through October last year, and while it was popular generally with residents, it still proved problematic at times.The pilot included 10 different scooter companies — Bird, Bolt, grüv, Jump, Lime, Lyft, Sherpa, Spin, VeoRide and Wheels. Each operator was allowed 250 devices within a 50-square-mile geofenced area on the west and northwest side of the city.The results of the pilot were mixed. The city analyzed 407,296 trips, yielding the following information: 72% of riders were white, 65% were male; 42% of riders decreased ride-hail use; 80.8% of scooters were parked properly; 192 emergency room visits were reported; 116 tons of CO2 were potentially reduced.

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