So long, e-scooters, but maybe not for long

E-scooters line the sidewalk in Portland, available for short-term rentals. As of Nov. 20, the three companies operating a now-completed pilot project in the city will be removing their scooters, though it could take a few days.

The proliferation of battery-powered "e-scooters" on Portland streets ended Tuesday, Nov. 20, marking the planned conclusion of a four-month pilot project.

But those who have come to depend on the scooters for travel or recreation on city streets shouldn't fret too much, as the Portland Bureau of Transportation says it's considering a second pilot project for next year.