Saturday, January 16, 2021

Skip pulls rental e-scooters off the streets of San Francisco

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.


Update: Skip is back in the streets.


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Nelson is a writer for LooksDangerous and currently rides a Boosted Mini X, Exway X1 Pro and Segway ES2. Co-founder of dutch lobbygroup LegaalRijden, which focusses on legalizing ESK8 in the Netherlands.
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