Scoot the latest to introduce dockless mopeds

Scoot has become the latest company to introduce dockless, shareable mopeds. Called Scoot Mopeds, the devices will be available through the Scoot and Bird apps as a pilot program in Los Angeles, with more cities expected to add them later this year.

The company said its new mopeds are “comfortable, efficient, and easy-to use vehicles,” with features including powerful brakes, side mirrors and an LCD display for enhanced visibility and large tires that help deliver a smooth ride.

The vehicles come equipped with a helmet, and riders must be over 18 years old and have a valid drivers license. Once a ride is complete, Scoot said the mopeds must be parked on the street in designated motorcycle spaces and between car parking places and cannot be ridden on sidewalks.