March 3, 2024 #1 Local News, Forum, Information and Event Source for Venice Beach, California.

Lyft Removes Scooters and Bikes From Los Angeles and Santa Monica

Santa Monica down to three shared-mobility companies

By Dolores Quintana

Lyft has removed its micro-mobility services from the cities of Santa Monica and Los Angeles. The company said that they are disappointed to have to withdraw the service, despite their commitment to micro-mobility, but that their experiences in North America have shown that cities believe that those services “should be run through long-term public-private partnerships with a limited number of operators.” 

Lyft has also removed the page for bike and scooter rental from their website.

Both cities still have bike-share services through Metro.net that can be found at the Expo Line stations. Veo provides scooters and an electric bicycle, without pedals, called the Cosmo. Wheels also has an electric bicycle-sharing service available on the Westside. 

City of Santa Monica Communications & Public Information Manager Constance Farrell said, “The City intends on sticking with the three remaining shared mobility operators — Spin, Veo, and Wheels — through the term of the existing Pilot Program, and then selecting up to two operators for the following contracted phase,” said Communications & Public Information Manager Constance Farrell. “Veo currently operates Class II e-bikes, while Wheels operates sit-down scooters. For the next group of the contracted operator(s), the City will seek to ensure that one or both (if there are two operators selected) deploy enough e-bikes to meet community demand. And as mentioned, Metro Bike Share will continue to operate.”

This is not the first time that Lyft has removed scooters from large cities. In 2019, Lyft removed their scooters from Nashville, San Antonio and Columbus, Ohio.

in News
Related Posts

Security Officers Being Deployed at Big Blue Bus Stations and Routes

March 1, 2024

March 1, 2024

The Guards will be provided by a firm with other security contracts with the city of Santa Monica  By Zach...

Venice Shorts: Mayor Karen Bass Taps Mike Newhouse for the Los Angeles Planning Commission

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Attorney, husband, father, homeowner, small business advocate and longtime community activist joins LAPC By Nick Antonicello  Mike Newhouse, a resident...

Update: DSW Taking Over 99 Cent Store Space on Lincoln

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

Designer Shoe Warehouse retailer will assume some 15,000 square feet of retail space next to Whole Foods By Nick Antonicello  ...

Upcoming Ice Cream Shop on Montana Ave. Will Serve Multitude of Vegan Flavors

February 29, 2024

February 29, 2024

The Company Has Come a Long Way Since Its Humble Beginnings as a New York City Food Truck By Zach...

Venice Shorts: What Will Become of the Old 99 Cents Store Location?

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Closed Since January, It Remains Unclear Who Will Occupy This Space at 201 Lincoln Boulevard By Nick Antonicello The future...

This is Warehouse Restaurant’s Happy Hour Menu

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Its Outdoor Happy Hour Takes Place on the “Pond” By Zach Armstrong Since 1969, the Warehouse Restaurant in Marina del...

(Video) Restaurants Replace Glass Front Doors After Late Night Robbery Spree in Del Ray

February 28, 2024

February 28, 2024

Seven restaurants and small businesses in Del Rey and Venice, including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market, were robbed. Council...

The Yo! Venice Interview: Ericka Wiley Makes Her Case for a Seat on the L.A. Bench

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Public Defender promotes progressive Democratic Party, labor endorsements in this competitive three-way race come March 5 By Nick Antonicello Most...

Venice Shorts: Marina Freeway Cleaned and Cleared

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

After reporting on a string of RV’s and campers at this site in Del Rey, LA city officials removed all...

Overnight Burglaries Rattle Del Rey, Venice: LAPD Investigates String of Incidents

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

Seven Businesses Targeted, Including Nick the Greek and Dudley Market The Los Angeles Police Department officers are investigating a series...

Downtown Wellness Center Bridges Gap Between Psychedelics and Meditation

February 27, 2024

February 27, 2024

The Center Has Partnered With Local Agencies and Gave Free Sessions to Around 500 Veterans in Two Years By Zach...

Venice Shorts: “Grom” Day Coming This Sunday

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Registration runs through Wednesday, February 28  By Nick Antonicello  The Venice Surfing Association (VSA) will be hosting it’s annual Grom...

Iconic Venice Beach Sculpture and Landmark to be Removed, Returned to Artist’s Property

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

Since the Money, Effort or Desire to Purchase the Piece Appears to Not Be There, the Artist Wants It Back...

Ocean Park Triplex Hits Market Again After 36 Years at $1.6M

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

The property presents an enticing opportunity for owner-users or developers For the first time in over 36 years, this triplex,...

Cher Drops Price of Her Seven-Bedroom Malibu Mansion by $10M

February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024

The legendary singer bought the parcel for $2.95 million over 30 years ago By Zach Armstrong Music icon Cher has...