A ride on a dockless electric scooter left a local 27-year-old rider hospitalized. And though the companies that make the scooters urge their riders to wear helmets, some health experts are seeing a rise in emergency room visits due to injuries while on the scooters.
Signs in front of George Mason University’s Arlington campus in Virginia Square direct dockless electric scooter riders to park the vehicles at a nearby bike rack, rather than abandoning them at random.
There will be no major changes this year to rules for dockless bikes and shared electric scooters, the District Department of Transportation said Thursday.
Two dockless bike companies are leaving D.C., but that’s not the end of the bike services that riders can pick up and deposit anywhere in the city.
Arlington County expects to roll out a pilot program for dockless bikes and scooters this fall, clearing the way for formal agreements with the companies that operate them.