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The Lyft scooter left Atlanta, five other cities in the U.S.



Lyft eliminates its scooter operations in Atlanta, almost a year after the device was deployed in the city, a spokesman confirmed Friday in a statement emailed to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Electric scooters will leave the city November 22. The company was launched in Atlanta on December 21, just two days after rival Uber started its own scooter service in the city.

"We are grateful to our scooter riders in Atlanta and our partners in the city of Atlanta," read the statement. "We hope to continue to provide other reliable modes of transportation for motorists."

The decision came amid discussions about Atlanta electric scooter regulations. The city is considering reducing the number of scooter companies operating in the city.

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A Lyft spokesman said they focused on the market that had the biggest impact. The spokesman also confirmed the company was eliminating services in five other cities, including Dallas, San Antonio and Nashville.

Twenty employees are expected to be dismissed as a result of the decision.

Lyft is the latest micro mobility company to leave Atlanta. Uber's electric bicycle, JUMP e-bikes, left the city in September.

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