City of Austin Announces City Plans for Dockless Scooters and Bike Transportation for 2019 Spring Festival Season

Over the last year dockless scooters have been a major mode of transportation in Austin especially for students or those that live downtown and now for SXSW 2019. For the very first time South by Southwest (SXSW) conference and spring festival attendees will have the opportunity to utilize the dockless scooters and bikes but there are limits to where people can ride them. According to the city’s Mobility Committee, there are 7 licensed dockless scooter operators that include BirdLimeLyft, and Jump (Uber), Spin, and student-oriented VeoRide.

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Uber’s JUMP Chooses Austin as Their Second City to Launch Their New 10 City Dockless Electric Scooter Initiative

The dockless electric scooter business in Austin has mostly been by BIRD or LIME and has taken the traffic-ridden city by storm with this alternative way to commute. As reported in my USA Herald, Uber’s JUMP recently launched their own dockless electric scooter starting with Santa Monica as the first city to test out their new services. It apparently went well as they have picked Austin as their second city to launch JUMP dockless electric scooters! Continue Reading →