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Which scooter wins? Bird, Lime, Uber Scooter, or Lyft Scooter?

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DougH
208 Driver
 Posted 1 year ago

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Have e scooters rentals come to your town yet? You might have seen a sudden wave of scooter riders in your city, or you may have noticed them parked on sidewalks. 

So far, the biggest scooter companies are Bird and Lime. Each is already valued over a billion dollars! Uber and Lyft have also entered the mix by acquiring smaller scooter companies and launching scooter services in California and Colorado.

Now that there are so many scooter options, a lot of people are wondering what the differences are between each scooter company, and which scooter offers the best ride and value. I took a look at the four major scooter companies and compared them on the features that matter most.

Bird vs. Lime vs. Uber Scooter vs. Lyft Scooter: Which is best?

If you want to skip to the good part: I found that there are no major differences between the scooter companies, and nearly all of them charges the exact same prices. Not similar, but EXACTLY the same. And the scooters they use all have similar features. In the end, the scooter that wins is the scooter that's closest to you.

- Doug, ridesharingdriver.com

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    ChrisWeston
    94 Rider
     1 year ago

    I hadn't seen them at all until I visited LA last week.  They are INSANE. They are everywhere, and all I can say is that they are polluting the city. People are leaving them everywhere.

    Went to Long Beach and I literally saw them strewn all over the boardwalk. I heard they are were trying to crack down on them, but I saw no cracking down. LOL.

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      AsStibelDude
      625 Driver
       1 year ago

      Well, unless it was much worse a few months ago.  Haha

      In New England, we don't really see them much.  Starting to see the bikes like Lime and those provided by MGH and Partners' Org.

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    hiscott622
     3 months ago

    Prices are NOT exactly the same. I'm in Mesa, AZ & have used Lyft & Lime. Both have the typical $1 to unlock but Lyft is $0.14/minute cheaper! That's a huge difference!

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    babarett
    186 Rider
     1 year ago

    I haven't used them but it seems like they are all the same. I can't really see how you can make a scooter "unique" anyways...

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      DougH
      OP 208 Driver
       1 year ago

      I was looking to see how the companies might distinguish myself and so far it seems less about features/benefits and more about getting more scooters on the streets. Not a bad tactic, but eventually they will need to innovate.

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        joeyj
        426 Driver Rider
         1 year ago

        Same problem the whole rideshare industry has really. Only real way they can compete is on price and availability.

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        CTG07
        223 Rider
         1 year ago

        I think price really is going to be king here. In the end whoever can do it the cheapest will win.

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    chawes
    742 Rider Guru
     1 year ago

    They're basically commodities as I see it... All offer the exact same thing.

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    skynights
    20
     1 year ago

    I LOVE LIME SCOOTERS!! I feel so free 😍 

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    dearestabby
    17
     1 year ago

    Im in Boston and I don't think we have these yet. My friend did go out to Cali and used one (not sure which company) and broke a rib!! Not sure these would work well on the cobbled streets of Boston 😂 

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    joeyj
    426 Driver Rider
     1 year ago

    Nothing in Boston yet. I am dreading their arrival. I assume they will get here eventually even though most of the local govts are pushing back pretty hard.