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E-scooters aren’t getting stolen, the real issue is sidewalk litter

By Sasha Lekach

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The scooters are everywhere. In front of my South of Market office, all over Golden Gate Park, on the corner of downtown intersections, and sometimes near, or sort of close to, bike racks and street signs. But most often, the electric scooters are dumped in the middle of the sidewalk.

It was fun when a few weeks ago three electric scooter-share companies descended onto San Francisco streets (and in other Bay Area cities). You’d spot a Bird there, a Spin there. A white-and-green LimeBike scooter would whiz past.

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