Lyft To Pull Its Scooters Off Atlanta Streets
For the second time in three months, a scooter company is pulling out of Atlanta. By Nov. 22, the rideshare company Lyft will end its scooter operations in the city.
“We’re grateful to our scooter riders in Atlanta as well as our partners in Atlanta city government,” the company said in a statement. “We’re shifting resources and we look forward to continuing to provide riders with other modes of reliable transportation.”
Lyft was permitted to operate 2,000 devices in Atlanta. The move comes after Gotcha pulled its devices from city streets in August.
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According to Tech Crunch, Lyft is leaving five other cities, Nashville, Dallas, San Antonio, Phoenix and Columbus. The company is also laying off some 20 employees.
Scooter riders around Atlanta will still have options. There are six other companies still operating the dockless devices in the city- Bird, Lime, Bolt, Uber, Wheels and Boaz Bikes.