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Scooter Surveillance Goes To Washington

Michele Kyrouz
3 min readMar 24, 2020

It feels like a year has passed in the time of the pandemic. But it was just late February when I wrote about the City of Los Angeles using its Mobility Data Specification (MDS) tool for real time tracking of scooter riders. The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) requires shared scooter operators to report two types of data into MDS that violate individual privacy rights: individual trip data and real time…

Michele Kyrouz

writer | lawyer | host of Smarter Cars podcast | author of The New Mobility Handbook — Rethinking How We Get Around Cities