This post was originally posted on Catalyst, November 2022.
Zippy electric scooters—often called e-scooters—have quickly become a common sight on sidewalks, bike paths, and roads in most US urban areas. Americans took 38.5 million e-scooter rides in 2018 and 88.5 million rides in 2019—a 130 percent increase in a single year. However, the rapid rise of the e-scooter has come at a cost, and e-scooter injuries and crashes have become a serious public health concern.Continue reading Who’s in Most Danger of E-Scooter Injury Crashes? Women and Sidewalk Riders Top the List