We jump on a rideshare podcast, vandals cutting scooter brakes, and Uber helicopter rides. LegalRideshare breaks it down.
Co-founder and attorney of LegalRideshare, Bryant Greening, hopped on the GR Rideshare podcast. You can watch the video here!
NBC 10 reported a tragic story where a woman jumped out of a Uber and was hit by another car. The woman survived, but is critical condition. NBC added: “The driver told Telemundo Nueva Inglaterra that Cano seemed confused as she was being driven home, and the next thing the driver knew, the passenger’s door was opening.”
Vandalizing scooters is not only a major concern, it’s become a trend on pages like “Bird Graveyard”. On wednesday, a Florida man was caught cutting the breaks off of scooters. Business insider reported: “‘Further investigation revealed a total of 20 scooters were located nearby with severed brake lines,‘ police said, adding that more than 140 electric scooters — from multiple operators — throughout the city have been vandalized since April.”
The GW Hatchet reported that Lyft has added maps of protected bike lanes to its app in cities like D.C. and and New York. Lyft says it’s using this as a means to increase safety. The article added: “…the feature will become increasingly important for riders as the city builds more bike paths. The District Department of Transportation plans to build a protected bike lane running through Foggy Bottom on 20th and 21st streets in the next few years.”
We end the week with some in-the-air news. CNN Business reported on the experience of taking Uber’s new helicopter service. To put simply, the ride was…expensive. They added: “I paid $205 for a one way Uber Copter trip to the airport — an experience that, start to finish, took me 55 minutes to complete. That fee included a 19-minute Uber X car ride from the Lower East Side 2.8 miles to the heliport, as well as a 5-minute trip to my final destination…”
Have a great weekend!