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Lyft scooters from Atlanta, five other US cities



Lyft is phasing out its scooter operation in Atlanta, almost a year after its deployment in the city, a spokesman confirmed on Friday in a statement sent to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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

"We are grateful to our bikers in Atlanta as well as our partners in the Atlanta city government," the statement said. "We look forward to continuing to provide pilots with other reliable modes of transport."

The decision comes amid discussions about Atlanta electric scooter regulation. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city.

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

20 employees are expected to be laid off as a result of the decision.

Lyft is the latest micromobility company to leave Atlanta. Uber electric bikes, JUMP e-bikes, left the city in September.

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