Scooter companies' new approach to regulation: Cooperate early

Scooter lane
Illustration: Caresse Haaser / Axios

Electric scooter companies like Bird and Lime have adopted a new approach to dealing with regulation, electing to cooperate with cities in the early phases of development rather than wait for the relationship to inevitably become strained, reports the WSJ.

Why it matters: Per the Journal's Christopher Mims, "Scooter companies' appeasement of regulators embodies tech’s broader move toward accountability, following a period of public outrage over the industry’s overreach and mistakes."