They’ve been zipping around the District for more than a year, becoming a source of both convenience and consternation. But their ubiquity raises this question: How many people are using electric scooters, and who are they?
A Washington Post-Schar School poll offers some answers.
In all, 7 percent of D.C.-area adults say they rode an electric scooter to get from one place to another in the past year, including about 1 in 6 District residents (16 percent). Five percent of residents in both the Maryland and Virginia suburbs say they have used the scooters.
The poll included interviews with 124 scooter riders in the area, allowing for a rough estimate of the group in comparison with the region’s population as a whole.