Electric Scooters are the Next Wave in Ridesharing
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 851 , Segment 2
Episode: Opioid Misconceptions, Electric Scooters, Faith and Gang Violence
- Jul 9, 2018 11:00 pm
- 14:57 mins
Guest: Enrique Dans, PhD, Professor of Innovation at IE Business School in Spain, Tech blogger “enriquedans.com” In Santa Monica, LA, San Francisco, DC, Austin and a bunch of other cities, you can use an app to find an electric scooter nearby and take it for a cheap ride. These scooter-for-rent companies are the next wave in ride-sharing and they’re stirring up just as much controversy as their older siblings Lyft and Uber. City officials worry about safety hazards– people zipping along on sidewalks without helmets, for example, or dumping scooters willy-nilly on streets and sidewalks when they’re done riding.