The Roundtable

Senior Cole Slater and junior Trieu Tran wait for the school shuttle next to a Jump scooter parked in front of the Pine/Octavia campus. Electric scooter-sharing systems like Jump, Skip, Spin and Lime brought thousands of new scooter units to San Francisco after securing city permits in 2019, but the rise in scooters is correlated with a rise in injuries.

E-scooter injuries rise among youth

February 14, 2020

With a rapid increase in the accessibility of rentable electric scooters in San Francisco, injuries are becoming more common, according to a study conducted by the University of California, San Francisco. “Every San Franciscan knows that about two years...

Teens should refrain from riding scooters

Teens should refrain from riding scooters

February 14, 2020

San Francisco was one of the first major cities to allow e-scooters on its streets, but as injuries grow more common, people worry about their safety while riding. The e-scoote...