Lyft terminates its scooter service in six cities, the company said in a statement provided to CNN Business. The decision has resulted in 20 layoffs in the bicycles and scooters team, which consists of around 400 people.
In Atlanta, the e-scooter end date is November 23, according to a message sent to customers.
"We choose to focus on the markets where we can have the greatest impact. We continue to invest in expanding the bicycle and scooter business, but will move resources away from smaller markets and towards greater opportunities," the company said in its statement .
The other cities that are losing Lyft scooters are Dallas and the Phoenix area.
"Lift scooters were the next best thing and I loved riding them. They have the best acceleration and braking of other scooters I've tried here," Colburn told CNN via Twitter. "For me, so many of the trips I have to go too far to walk most of the time, but also a little too short for me to cope with my car. They are especially nice when you go up the hills here in Atlanta (which is not is fun on a regular bike). I'm super sad to see them leave. Other scooters aren't as good to use or are more expensive. "
The following cities and communities will continue to have Lyft scooters (for now): San Diego, Austin, Denver, Los Angeles (including Santa Monica), Miami, Minneapolis, Washington DC metro (which includes Montgomery County, Arlington, Alexandria )) and the Bay Area (which includes San Jose and Oakland).