Lyft eliminated its scooter operation in Atlanta, nearly a year after the devices were deployed in the city, a spokesman confirmed Friday in an email statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Electric scooters will leave town. November 22nd. The company launched in Atlanta on December 21, just two days after rival Uber launched its own scooter service in the city.
"Thank you to our Atlanta scooter riders and our Atlanta city partners," read the statement. "We look forward to continuing to provide riders with other types of reliable transportation."
The decision comes amid discussions on Atlanta's regulation of electric scooters. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city.
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A Lyft spokesman said it focused on the markets that have the most impact. The spokesman also confirmed that the company eliminated services in five other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville.
Twenty employees are expected to be fired as a result of the decision.
Lyft is the latest micromobility company to leave Atlanta. Uber electric bikes, the JUMP e-bikes, left town in September.
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