Lime and Bird have announced that they’ve suspended operations indefinitely, while Razor is cutting back its fleet. Spin, however, will continue to operate as normal.
When Lime first launched in Portland, the lowest rate was $5 per scooter, and $7 payouts were common. Now, the bottom rate for juicers has dipped to $2.
In an email, Shared CEO Braydon Butungbacal wrote that the Tacoma start-up is pulling its scooter from Portland’s streets “due to extreme difficulty in further fundraising to support the venture to continue to grow it.”
On Saturday afternoon at around 5:30 pm, an e-scooter rider traveling the wrong way on a one-way street in downtown Portland collided with a bicyclist.
Since April 26, there have been 46 e-scooter related emergency room and urgent care visits, and 16 scooter collisions have been reported.
E-scooter company Lime plans to deploy hundreds of scooters and offer discounted rides for commuters affected by the Lloyd District MAX train closures Aug. 4-17.
The e-scooter population is growing.