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E-scooters in Massachusetts creep closer to reality with Brookline pilot

E-scooters in Massachusetts creep closer to reality with Brookline pilot

Photo courtesy of Lime Electric battery-powered scooters are creeping toward reality in the Boston area with the scheduled launch April 1 of a pilot program in Brookline. That town has decided to allow California-based operators Lime and Bird to distribute 100 e-scooters each within its limits—even though the vehicles are technically illegal under Massachusetts law. The law requires that powered scooters include brake lights and turn signals—which most of the newer app-unlocked rentals, including those that Lime and Bird operate, do not have. Some have brake lights, or the capabilities for brake lights, but blinkers is another matter entirely. […]

Jonathan Holden

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