Determining the right number of E-scooters and companies allowed to service an area is a difficult balancing act. Too many E-scooters and almost undoubtedly there will be issues with public nuisances and misuse; too few scooters and companies will likely not capture the market. The main factor is finding the middle ground between size of the city or intended service area and number of inhabitants. When E-scooters were first introduced, they simply appeared on sidewalks across many cities in the United States. Local municipalities were caught off guard and there was little or no regulation on the number of E-scooters operating in a city. This guerrilla implementation has had mixed reviews and has led in some instances to a full moratorium or bans of E-scooters.
Strict cap model (minimum/maximums) *[brackets] indicate a place where a city should insert their own figures.
Company Cap Model (within a permit) *[brackets] indicate a place where a city should insert their own figures.
|City||Population||Fleet Size Cap*|
|Atlanta, Georgia||486,290||500 **|
|Durham, North Carolina||267,743||N/A|
|Fort Lauderdale, Florida||180,072||500|
|Greensboro, North Carolina||290,222||N/A|
|Long Beach, California||469,450||N/A|
|Los Angeles, California||4,000,000||3,000|
|Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||643,648||250|
|Raleigh, North Carolina||464,758||500|
|San Antonio, Texas||1,512,000||N/A|
|San Jose, California||1,035,000||N/A|
|Santa Monica, California||92,306||750***|
|St. Louis, Missouri||308,626||N/A|