E-scooter legalization stalls in New York, but New Jersey offers roadmap

New York City is still waiting on Gov. Andrew Cuomo to sign a bill that would legalize electric scooters, but across the Hudson, residents of Hoboken, New Jersey are calling on officials to extend the city’s e-scooter share program after a popular pilot, according to new data released by Hoboken’s Department of Transportation and Parking.

State legislation overwhelmingly passed by lawmakers in Albany in June would bring electric scooters to the five boroughs—technically, four; the legislation prohibits scooter shares from Manhattan—but is stalled in the state Senate at Cuomo’s request. That hasn’t stopped cities from across New York from preparing for the motorized two-wheelers with Rochester, Yonkers, and Ithaca making moves to welcome the scooters.