Uber and Lyft scooters are coming soon to San Francisco streets

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Those three companies in March "unloaded hundreds of motorized scooters" across the city, the San Francisco Metropolitan Transit Authority said in May.

San Francisco temporarily stopped all use of the scooters in sharing programs at it attempts to restore order in the streets and sidewalks, as the most recent transportation trend has exploded with huge popularity. In that sense, this move makes sense for Uber - and will put it right up against its archrival Lyft in a burgeoning new market. In the first six months there will 1,250 scooters on the streets and, if deemed successful, the number could be doubled for the rest of the year.

If Uber gets its way, it would be double-dipping in the bike-share market - in April it ponied up nearly $200 million for Brooklyn-based Jump, which operates about 425 dockless electric bikes in San Francisco and Washington, DC, and which will be participating in a pilot program in New York City's outer boroughs this summer.

The city wants to control the scooter sharing via a permitting process during a program of one year. Our traditional bikes are versatile and easy to ride; our e-scooters will be terrific for shorter, zipier trips around cities; and our e-bikes are ideal for longer trips and hilly terrains. The deadline for applying for a permit expired on Thursday.

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The SFMTA has reacted to numerous complaints about scooters. Lyft is also looking into starting a sharing service for electric-assist bikes.

The companies that receive permits will get a set number of scooters under the program. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency hopes to grant permits by the end of the month.

To get the permits, each company has to demonstrate that it will provide user education on safe sidewalk riding and parking, be insured and have a privacy policy to safeguard users' information. The company applied for a permit to enter San Francisco's scooter business. The other six companies- Razor, CycleHop, Uscooter, Ridecell, Ofo, Skip - didn't immediately return requests for comment.

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