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Uber to remove electric bikes and scooters from San Diego

Jump scooters and bicycles will only operate at naval bases in San Diego and Point Loma, but stop operations elsewhere, Uber said in a statement.
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SAN DIEGO — A San Francisco-based company has announced it is pulling its electric bikes and scooters out of San Diego due to new regulations targeting the devices.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday that Uber is expected to continue operating at naval bases in San Diego and Point Loma, but stop operations elsewhere.

City officials say a set of rules was approved in April for dockless scooter and bicycle companies to protect the neighborhood's quality of life, hold operators accountable, and ensure the highest level of public safety.

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Officials say regulations include a $5,000 six-month permit with an annual $150 per-device fee, mandatory data sharing, and speed and parking restrictions.

City officials say one e-bike company Wheels was required to modify their motorized bicycles in order to remain operational in the city.

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