Today’s Headlines

  • Two Divisadero Coffee Shops Apply to Build Parklets (Hoodline)
  • “Scoot” Scooter-Share a Quickly Expanding Transport Option in SF (Fortune)
  • Mother’s Biggest Safety Fear for Children in San Francisco is Distracted Drivers (Marina Times)
  • Human Transit Defends Boundaries for Bay Area Transit Agencies
  • BART Board Discusses Second Transbay Tube Further After Weekend Closure (CBS)
  • Caltrain Hits Car Stopped on Tracks; Deputy Pulls Driver Out at Last Minute (NBC)
  • Tech Shuttle Drivers for Seven Companies Approve Union Contract (SF Bay, SF Biz Times, CBS)
  • Three Better Alternatives to Bundled Parking in Marin (The Greater Marin)
  • Cyclelicious: Making Your Bike Ugly Won’t Prevent it from Getting Stolen
  • Mountain View Workshop Explores Ideas to Make North BayShores Walkable and Car-Lite (PTA)
  • Caltrans Fails to Notify Drivers of Roadwork in Pacifica on Highway 1 (ABC)
  • Gezellig

    They probably don’t publish this data but even if a slight majority of Scoot trips replace car trips (whether that be private vehicles, traditional taxis, ridehail-app taxis, carshare, traditional rentals, etc.), the more the better.

    The more car trips convert to scooter, the less congested our streets become and the less we have to deal with the parking wars.

  • mx

    I use Scoot sometimes, mostly for errands. It’s great fun to be able to park it between driveways in otherwise hard to park neighborhoods. It definitely can replace car trips of the sort you mention, though it also can replace transit trips, as it can be faster and more reliable.

    Basically, I look at my options for every trip and decide what makes the most sense based on travel time, availability, reliability, carrying capacity, and cost. Sometimes that option happens to be Scoot.