Some Portlanders destroy e-scooters for fun—and an anonymous Instragram account is documenting the vandalism with evident relish.
"I'm not telling you to go ruin or dispose of e-scooters in PDX," the account bio reads, "however if you utilize your own free will to do so, send us the video or photos."
So far, the account, which hosts photos of snapped-in-half scooters and videos of scooters being tossed off bridges and buildings, only has 311 followers. But it's the third public account dedicated to documenting scooter deaths in Portland.
Mesnwhile, ridership is down—although that's not really a surprise, given the change in the weather.
Portland Bureau of Transportation's most recent data show scooter rides are dwindling and trip lengths are shortening.
The three scooter companies currently in Portland—Bird, Lime and Skip—are permitted to operate until Nov. 20. After that, the city will use ridership data and rider feedback to help determine if the rides should stay.
Gotta say, right now it's not looking great for the scoots…