As more cities embrace shared scooters and bikes, this startup helps them track data and enforce rules

Cities across the U.S. are adding new shared bike and scooter programs from the likes of Lime, Uber, Lyft, and other fast-growing and well-funded mobility companies. Many have data-sharing agreements to help track ridership activity and enforce appropriate regulation.

Now a Portland, Ore.-based startup is riding that wave with a platform that provides data auditing, management, analysis and enforcement tools to more than 30 cities in the U.S. and overseas including Atlanta, Austin, Fort Lauderdale, Portland, Oakland and Madrid.

Ride Report officially announced its $3.4 million seed funding round this week. The company originally started as Knock Software, which made a small device that counted bicycle traffic.