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San Francisco grants bike and scooter permits to only two companies - Scoot and Skip (One year Pilot)

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SmittenKitten
1789 Rider
 Posted 8 months, 3 weeks ago

San Francisco announced that only two scooter companies — Scoot and Skip — will get the coveted permits to participate in a one-year scooter pilot program.

What a slap in the face for Uber and Lyft.  Uber owned Jump doesn't get a chance? Will they play by the rules and pull out?

Plus what a snub to unicorn startups, Bird and Lime. They are valued at over $1 billion, and they don't even get to attend the dance in San Francisco. 

On a related news, Santa Monica announced that FOUR companies - Bird, Lime, Lyft, and the Uber-owned Jump - will receive permits for bikes and scooters.

https://www.sfmta.com/blog/sfmta-offers-two-permits-one-year-powered-scooter-pilot

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    SpikeSparkle
    151 Rider
     8 months ago

    These bicycles and scooters are immediate commodity.  Think about it.  They are ALL the same.  I overheard people trying to decide which by the color and look of their bicycles.

    I have also seen someone trying to return a Lime bike to a MGH bike racks. What a mess.

    No one cares which bikes are there.  

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    JMartensen
    161
     8 months ago

    I've never heard of either of them. Scoot and Skip? 

    Ridiculous names.

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    KamelKamelKamel
    79
     8 months ago

    Isn't Jump based out of Santa Monica?  

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      mboscorelli
      251 Rider
       8 months ago

      Yes, but they did win the contract in Santa Monica, which must be a relief to them.

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    DaimsLer
    250
     8 months ago

    Does this mean anything?  Won't they all just going to "dance" anyways?  They will just put their bikes and scooters on random street corners, and have a thousand people charging them and picking them up as needed.  What would the city do?

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    bBerman81
    258 Rider
     8 months ago

    Wow, so San Fran is cracking down on this?  I guess they are trying to avoid the mistake they made with Uber when they chose to do nothing.