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Lyft scooters leave Atlanta, five other cities in the US



Lyft stops rolling in Atlanta almost a year after the devices were stationed in the city. This was confirmed by a spokesperson on Friday in an email to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The electric scooters will leave town on the 22nd of November. The company was founded in Atlanta on December 21, just two days after rival Uber started its own scooter service in the city.

"We are grateful to our scooter riders in Atlanta and our partners in the city of Atlanta," the statement said. "We look forward to continuing to provide drivers with other reliable means of transport."

The decision falls in the face of discussions about the regulation of electric scooters in Atlanta. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city.

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The city of Atlanta charges no scooter charges of $ 200,000

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The Lyft spokesman said he focuses on the markets that have the biggest impact. The spokesman also confirmed that the company is canceling services in five other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville.

It is expected that 20 employees will be dismissed on the basis of the decision.

Lyft is the newest micro mobility company leaving Atlanta. Uber's e-bikes, JUMP e-bikes, left the city in September.

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