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More than 250,000 rides taken on Bird, Lime scooters in Baltimore, but other data not reported

More than 250,000 rides taken on Bird, Lime scooters in Baltimore, but other data not reported

People took more than a quarter of a million rides on the Bird and Lime scooters in the first month and a half of Baltimore’s pilot program, and between 800 and 1,400 scooters are on the streets each day, according to the city Department of Transportation.

But the city, which touted agreements requiring Bird and Lime to distribute the scooters throughout the city, doesn’t know whether the companies are placing the requisite number of scooters in low-income neighborhoods. Or how many have been stolen, crashed or vandalized.

Instead of submitting comprehensive weekly reports to the city transportation department, as required in the agreements, Bird and Lime gave city officials...

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