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News Story  May 10, 2018
"...Scooters are coming back. Following Council's approval of new rules for dockless scooters, the city's Transportation Department will begin accepting applications on May 14..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  July 21, 2006
"...Try Electric ScootersDear Editor,..."

Naked City
News Story  March 11, 2005, by Lee Nichols and Cheryl Smith

Agent Cody Banks
Almost all Hollywood kids fare can be assessed with a single sentence: The youthful star is likable enough, the action is constant, the message is reasonably wholesome ("Just be yourself!"),...

Film Review  March 14, 2003, by Marrit Ingman
"...The PG rating suggests all-ages viewing, but let’s not kid ourselves here. Cody Banks would probably be appropriate for the 13-and-older crowd, but it’s far too dopey for teenage sophisticates, even though it’s got "cool" stuff like Segway scooters and jet-powered snowboards and a holographic robo-babe..."

Live on Paper
When he's not covering canvas with acrylic-based images of Japanese toys and Italian scooters and good old American action-figures, Tim Doyle dabbles in the art of the comic book, distilling his day-by-day existence into three black-and-white segments each in monthly issues of Amazing Adult Fantasy.
Arts Story  January 17, 2003, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...When pressed, he'll almost blushingly relate how his colorful acrylics of Austin street scenes and Vespa scooters and vintage telephones pull in hundreds of dollars from "people who, I guess, like that kind of stuff, you know?" He'll even speak of creating, in his efficiency apartment, the wall-sized backdrop for Salvage Vanguard Theater's The Intergalactic Nemesis Redux -- although he'll mostly dwell on how he accidentally spilled black lacquer on the carpet. "The stain just wouldn't come out, no matter what I did..."

News Story  February 7, 2019
"...City's First Scooter Fatality: A UT student who, while riding a Lime scooter, collided last week with an Uber driver, has died from his injuries, marking the first scooter-related death in Austin since the now-ubiquitous electric scooters hit streets in spring of last year...."

News Story  January 3, 2019
"...No Scooters Involved: At 1:06am on Jan. 1, in heavy fog that may have been worsened by fireworks smoke, a multicar collision on SH 130 near Pflugerville ensnared 32 vehicles, including two semitrucks..."

Five Austin Activities for the Whole Family
Got a house full of guests this holiday? Here’s how to entertain ’em.
DAILY Chron Events  December 21, 2018, by Shalavé Cawley
"...Sightseeing in the heart of the city is fun on its own, but sightseeing on wheels … that’s a whole different story. Rent a bike from an Austin B-cycle station or grab one of those damn electric scooters off the sidewalk and zip your way through the city streets..."

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly of the Upcoming Legislative Session
Lawmakers set to tackle immigration, education, legalization, transportation, and more
News Story  December 13, 2018, by the News Staff
"...Away from the funding lane, bills addressing registration, inspection, and liability insurance for robot cars have already been filed, with more expected as the need for autonomous vehicle regulation becomes more pressing. The same may be true for dockless mobility; though the justification for the state taking over ride-hailing regulation – that Uber and Lyft trips can cross city limits easily – isn't there for scooters et al., the same companies and their money are still present...."

The Luv Doc’s Holiday Gift Guide
What you need is enough morphine to send you sweetly into that good night
Columns  December 6, 2018, by The Luv Doc

News Story  December 6, 2018
"...Still More Scooters: Lyft will follow Uber with its own pilot to bring 500 more shareable two-wheelers onto Austin streets. Meanwhile, Lime had to take 500 units off Downtown streets for violating the city's new dockless mobility rules...."

"Scooter Farm"?
Postmarks  November 13, 2018

MetroLink: Going That Extra (First / Last) Mile
From point A to point B, so you can better get to point C
News Story  November 8, 2018, by Mike Clark-Madison
"...According to an August report in Government Technology, more than two dozen U.S. transit agencies have forged first/last mile partnerships with ride-hailing outfits, taxi companies, bike-sharing networks, and dockless systems (scooters!) "to grow ridership, burnish their brand and remain relevant amid the pervasive growth of non-traditional, app-based transportation services." Results vary, depending on whether the partners can hit the sweet spot where ridership is high enough and costs low enough to make the deal work..."

Election Ticker: The Final Countdown
Vote-pocalypse now!
News Story  November 1, 2018, by Mike Clark-Madison, Nina Hernandez, Chase Hoffberger, Michael King and Sarah Marloff
"...Don't Vote With Your Feet: Take the bus instead! All Capital Metro services will be free on Election Day. So are Lime's bikes and scooters; use the promo code "LIME2VOTE18" for a 30-minute free ride on Nov..."

News Story  October 11, 2018
"...Them's the Rules: The city has posted its proposed final dockless mobility rules for public comment — that includes traditional and electric bikes as well as scooters. Comments are due by Nov..."

Public Notice: Priest Walks Into a Bar …
Armadillo Art Squad dean Micael Priest dead at 66
News Column  September 13, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...Drive Electric Day is a free event celebrating National Drive Electric Week, showcasing what's new in electric cars, motorcycles, scooters, and bikes, brought to you by Austin Energy, Plug In America, Sierra Club, TxETRA and the Electric Auto Association. They'll have live music, food trucks, and kids' activities, Saturday, Sept..."

Public Notice: The Calendar Turns
Happy anniversary, and here's a card ...
News Column  August 30, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...Input deadlines: Weigh in on a city survey about dockless mobility services (scooters) through Aug. 31 at, and/or about proposed changes to the demolition permit process through Sept..."

Public Notice: Major League
Pushed by mayor, City Council takes the leap
News Column  August 16, 2018, by Nick Barbaro
"...The city of Austin, scrambling to create and update rules for scooters and other "dockless mobility" services, is hosting an online survey about citizens' experiences, to remain open through Aug. 31..."

Council: Come Get Loopy
Life on the dais, for quite a while
News Story  May 3, 2018, by Nina Hernandez
"...After spending much of last Tuesday's work session crying over spilled milk, Coun­cil did approve a measure to make dockless mobility – for now, scooters and bikes – legal in the city right of way and declare an emergency for getting rules in place to govern their use. Transportation Director Robert Spillar appeared briefly to push back on the timeline, but Mayor Steve Adler directed him to work as quickly as possible to get the rules in place with the understanding that they could be tweaked later on..."

News Story  April 26, 2018
"...City Council returns with its regular meeting today, April 26, to tackle scooters, membership requirements for Planning Commis­sion, and eviction counseling services for tenants. There's also a move to rename the Old Bakery and Emporium space for legendary political consultant Pat Crow, who died last summer..."

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