San Francisco commuters depending on the scooter-share app Skip were out of luck Monday morning after the city’s 800 rides skipped town.
An investigation was launched after an image from Washington, D.C. was re-tweeted more than 1,200 times. The photo — posted Thursday by a member of the Washington Post’s social media team — a scooter on fire, leaving charring on a wall.
The company has continued to state that there is no indication of a system-wide problem with their scooters, but “out of an abundance of caution” the scooters were pulled from San Francisco as well.
The company, which was founded in San Francisco in 2017 by the creators of Boosted Boards, is one of two city sanctioned dockless scooter operators in San Francisco.
We still have no reason to believe in a systemic fleet issue, but we are continuing our investigation. We have decided to hold our fleet deployment in the DC area this weekend until we can share our results with DDOT and collaborate with them on returning our fleet to service.
— Skip (@SkipScooters) May 31, 2019
Update: Skip is back in the streets.
We’re happy to be back in service in the DC area. Thank you for your patience!
— Skip (@SkipScooters) June 6, 2019
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