While officials discuss a possible future permanent e-scooter program in Chicago, several members of City Council are raising safety concerns about the swift modes of transport. (WTTW News)

Last year’s electric scooter program, which ran from August to December, saw an increase in the number of available scooters but a decline in overall ridership, according to a Chicago Department of Transportation report.

For the past two weeks, electric scooters have been zipping around Chicago’s West Side. An update on how the pilot program is going.

WTTW News takes a test ride on a pair of electric scooters by the company Lime.

Chicago is rolling out an electric scooter pilot program this summer, but a recent government study of the shared scooter system in Austin, Texas, underscores the importance of riders wearing helmets. 

A Divvy docking station in the Chicago’s West Loop. (Tony Webster / Flickr)

A rash of crimes committed this summer by people riding the chunky blue bikes has drawn attention to an epidemic of Divvy bike theft. We get the latest from John Greenfield, editor of Streetsblog Chicago.

As Chicago tries to become a more bike-friendly city, a transportation journalist offers his own, low-stress routes.

Five years after the launch of Divvy, the city’s bike-share program, a pilot program has been introduced on the city’s South Side – with a twist.

How is the city addressing bike safety as well as concerns relating to inequality and bike infrastructure? Streetsblog Chicago editor John Greenfield joins us.