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.
Ten companies – including all the current operators – are gearing up to bid on three City contracts to operate dockless scooters in San Antonio.
Uber is pulling its 2,000 e-scooters and e-bikes out of San Antonio. It’s unclear if the company plans to bid for one of three City contracts.
A prohibition on sidewalk use will go into effect next month, as the City of San Antonio is set to open bidding for a limited number of scooter companies.
Its usage has declined in the e-scooter era, but docked bicycle provider San Antonio Bike Share has launched 25 e-bikes as it looks to tempt users back.