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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