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While initial demand is lower than last year’s pilot program, city officials say they are encouraged by data and anecdotal accounts that the lock-to-cable requirement has reduced the number of instances of scooters blocking sidewalks. 

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Love ‘em or hate ‘em, electric scooters are back on Chicago streets. What you need to know about this year’s program. 

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The three firms will scatter 10,000 scooters across much of the city — four times as many allowed during the summer of 2019 — but the scooters will not be allowed downtown or along the Lakefront or 606 trails, according to the city’s rules.

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A woman rides a scooter in Chicago during the city’s first pilot program in 2019. (WTTW News)

Some 10,000 scooters will be scattered throughout Chicago when the city’s second pilot program starts next month. It’s designed to settle once and for all the question of whether scooters should be allowed on Chicago’s streets.

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Scooters will soon return to Chicago streets as part of a second pilot program despite the coronavirus pandemic and an initial run that ended with “mixed results,” city officials announced.

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“Chicago Tonight” producer Nick Blumberg tests a seated electric scooter. (WTTW News)

As city officials plan a second round of the electric scooter pilot program, meet a company that hopes its seated scooter will make the cut.

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At a hearing Wednesday, Chicago aldermen voiced their concerns and hopes for the city’s second round of electric scooter testing that’s expected to kick off this summer.

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The city’s four-month pilot program saw more than 820,000 electric scooter trips and reports of nearly 200 scooter-related injuries. What else the data tells us as the city gears up for a new scooter program.

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In this May 28, 2019, file photo, a man on a scooter passes a parked scooter along the Mission Beach boardwalk in San Diego. (AP Photo / Gregory Bull, File)

Nearly 40,000 broken bones, head injuries, cuts and bruises resulting from scooter accidents were treated in U.S. emergency rooms from 2014 through 2018, new research shows.

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A report from the Active Transportation Alliance says Chicago should develop a long-term e-scooter program across the entire city. 

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Chicago and the world is on the brink of a transportation revolution – and activists for racial equity want to ensure the benefits of that revolution reach communities of color.

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In this file photo, riders use electric scooters on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The city started its four-month scooter pilot program in June 2019. (WTTW News)

A new “snaphshot” study conducted by DePaul University researchers finds electric scooters in Chicago are proving popular, especially during morning and evening commutes.

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Chicago’s pilot program to allow electric scooters on city streets is proving popular – at least with scooter users. We check in on the four-month program.

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

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Dockless electric scooters – 2,500 of them – arrive in Chicago as the city launches its pilot program, but will riders stay safe?

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A woman rides an electric scooter in Baltimore on Nov. 18, 2018. (Elvert Barnes / Flickr)

A new pilot program will give Chicagoans another option for getting around the city. But will electric scooters help reduce transportation-related pollution?