Effective transportation systems can make or break a city’s progress, which is why cities like Santa Monica are increasingly working to improve public transportation at the last, most granular level—the last mile. With electric scooters, Santa Monica proves that public transportation completes the loop when a bus or train might fall short of a destination. Only a year ago, dockless electric scooters arrived on the West Coast. Now, they’re a transportation favorite, and Santa Monica, otherwise known as “Scooter City
,” is leading the movement.
, a Santa Monica-based startup, began operating just over a year ago, hundreds of scooters have popped up on the city’s sidewalks. The multibillion-dollar company helped launch the rush for micro-mobility, aiming to get people out of cars for the sake of efficiency and sustainability. The alternative seems pretty fun, or at least more fun than sitting in traffic. Innovative, convenient, and sustainable, electric scooters have already become ubiquitous in the city, offering commuters an efficient and affordable way to get around.