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Scooters are top choice for last mile urban transportation

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Business travellers are increasingly relying on electric scooters to cover last mile urban transportation according to Certify’s Q2 SpendSmart Report.

Transportation company Lime said in a recent press release that report analyses over 10 million travel expenses submitted every quarter.

Certify CEO Bob Neveu said, ‘Two quarters ago we started seeing them turn up. Now we’re seeing it more and more. Some business travelers are jumping on (electric scooters) for the last 10 to 20 blocks, what we call the last mile.’

Lime reports that it collected 57.5% of all receipts in Q2 of 2019, which is more than 25 percentage points ahead of its nearest competitor.

‘It’s been clear for a long time that business travelers preferred Uber and Lyft to taxis,’ continued Neveu, ‘but the rise of on-demand food delivery and scooter services really underscores how important convenience is to the business travel community.’

 
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