Uber is Pulling E-Scooters From San Diego
Popular ride-sharing company Uber has just announced it is indeed pulling all rental bikes and e-scooters from San Diego next week. According to ABC San Diego News Channel 10, Uber recently expanded into rental scooters and bikes but is now getting ready to temporarily or permanently cease those operations in San Diego. This decision comes after discussions with local elected officials about current regulations regarding the rental scooter and bicycle market in San Diego.
Officials with Uber have expressed their concern over the current sustainability of the e-scooter and bike rental market in San Diego. At this time, they still plan to continue to operate in partnership with the Naval Base San Diego and Naval Base Point Loma.
Current Regulations for Dockless Scooters in San Diego
In May, the San Diego City Council introduced new regulations for e-scooters. These regulations included a permit fee for companies, scooter corrals, enforced speed limits in certain areas and parking rules. Even with enforced speed limits and the other recently implemented regulations for dockless scooters, we’re continuing to see injury crashes.
Moving forward, Uber hopes to work with the City of San Diego to help develop additional regulations to improve the safety and sustainability of e-scooters and bikes before bringing them back into service.
Increasing Safety for E-Scooter Riders
Cities across the nation are seeing an increase in e-scooter injuries. These injuries can range from cuts and bruises to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and worse. Scooters arrived on the scene with little to no preparation in most areas. A variety of factors make e-scooters particularly dangerous. From potential high speeds and software glitches to a lack of safety and regulations on where they can be ridden and parked, there is still much to be done to improve safety for riders and bystanders.
E-Scooter Accidents in San Diego
After any kind of injury accident involving an e-scooter, it’s important to speak with a Personal Injury lawyer about your case. You may be entitled to compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses associated with your injuries. If you have been injured in a crash involving a Lime scooter or a Bird scooter, contact the skilled and proven team at Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. at 1.800.GO.HARRIS for a free case consultation today.