Fast company: The growing e-scooter trend

What’s as convenient as a car, eco-friendly as a bicycle, and theft-proof as something you can fold up and take with you? It’s an e-scooter - and it’s about to take Ireland by storm. Hop on, says Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

24th February, 2019
Fast company: The growing e-scooter trend
The first scooter start-ups began in California

It’s Friday night on Dublin’s Camden Street. Taxis compete for limited kerb space; cyclists try not to get knocked down; pedestrians stagger across the road, halting traffic. An electric scooter, with its helmet-less passenger dressed entirely in black, whizzes through the frenzy. Heads turn in bewilderment. He’s clearly mad. He’s also breaking the law, and probably doesn’t even know it, but he’s not the first and won’t be the last. Over recent months, the streets...

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