Chicago Logged 230,400 Rides In First Month Of New E-Scooter Pilot

Data shows the initial demand for e-scooters is down compared to last year’s pilot program, but complaints are down 60%.

Chicago Logged 230,400 Rides In First Month Of New E-Scooter Pilot
Sharable electric scooters by Bird Rides, Inc. wait on downtown sidewalks for pedestrian use, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in downtown Cincinnati. Bird is one of the three companies included in Chicago's 2020 e-scooter pilot program. John Minchillo / AP Photo
Chicago Logged 230,400 Rides In First Month Of New E-Scooter Pilot
Sharable electric scooters by Bird Rides, Inc. wait on downtown sidewalks for pedestrian use, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in downtown Cincinnati. Bird is one of the three companies included in Chicago's 2020 e-scooter pilot program. John Minchillo / AP Photo

Chicago Logged 230,400 Rides In First Month Of New E-Scooter Pilot

Data shows the initial demand for e-scooters is down compared to last year’s pilot program, but complaints are down 60%.

Electric scooters made a return to Chicago in August, with four times as many scooters across the city and new rules for riders and vendors.

Reset takes a look at how the first month of the city’s second e-scooter pilot program went, and what the city is doing in response to feedback and results.

GUEST: John Greenfield, editor of Streetsblog Chicago