Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Electric Scooters in California - Articles

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Mar 6, 2019
A federal lawsuit has been filed against Lime, Bird and Razor, the makers of app-based electric scooters, claiming that the devices cause discrimination against people with disabilities, NPR reports. The scooter rental companies, which have become commonplace in cities across the country, are accused of failing to prevent people from riding or parking scooters on sidewalks, thereby blocking people with disabilities from accessing the public right-of-way. The suit, which seeks to become class action, requests a court order prohibiting scooters from being parked or operated on sidewalks, crosswalks, curb ramps and other walkways.