Blue Duck Scooters will be gone from San Antonio in January, but the company isn’t dwelling on its past missteps as it aims to break into smaller cities.
Long considered one of two of the city’s most popular e-scooter options, Bird appears set to miss the cut for a contract with San Antonio.
Faced with revenue challenges and the loss of its title sponsor, San Antonio Bike Share is in jeopardy of shutting down, its leaders say.
Lime, Lyft, and Razor have been recommended to receive three contracts to operate electric scooters in the city beyond this fall.
In a letter to the City of San Antonio, Blue Duck Scooters said it is considering legal action after the City rejected its 1-minute-late scooter-share bid.
Scooter-share company Lime has opened a 17,000-square-foot regional repair center in San Antonio that will employ about 50 operations workers and mechanics.
Blue Duck Scooters had hoped to mount a David-versus-Goliath challenge to Bird and Lime’s incumbency in the local scooter market. But the company missed a crucial City deadline by one minute.
A San Antonio woman is suing Lime and the City of San Antonio, alleging she was injured while riding an e-scooter and hitting a pothole.
The livelihoods of hundreds of gig workers who charge scooters for Bird and Lime hang in the balance as the City whittles its electric scooter operators down from six to three.
As of Monday, the City of San Antonio has banned e-scooterists from riding on the sidewalk, but some worry the rule might be unenforceable.