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Scooters leave Atlanta, five other U.S. cities



Lyft eliminates its scooter operation in Atlanta, nearly a year after the units were deployed in the city, a spokesman confirmed Friday in an email statement to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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Electric scooters will leave town on November 22. The company launched in Atlanta on December 21, just two days after rival Uber began its own scooter service in the city.

"We are grateful to our Atlanta scooter riders as well as our Atlanta City Council partners," the statement read. "We look forward to continuing to provide cyclists with other means of reliable transportation."

The decision comes amid discussions about Atlanta's regulation of electric scooters. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city.

The spokesman for Lyft said that they focus on markets that have the greatest impact. The spokesman also confirmed that the company eliminates services in five other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville.

20 employees are expected to be laid off as a result of the decision.

Lyft is the last micro-mobility company to leave Atlanta. Uber's electric bikes, JUMP e-bikes, left the city in September.


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