Electric scooters have become a major method of transportation in cities around the country over the past few years, providing an inexpensive and eco-friendly travel alternative. Most electric scooters to date have been essentially dockless, meaning users often haphazardly leave them lying in the middle of the sidewalk, causing headaches for pedestrians and safety concerns. Now a California-based startup called Swiftmile wants to help cities control the scooter industry by installing parking stations, where docks also serve as charging stations.

Casey Leins, U.S. News & World Report

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