Bike share companies have found that e-scooters are both more profitable and expand the size of urban markets. Several bike share companies hope to introduce e-scooters to Seattle and Puget Sound cities.
Introducing scooters has resulted in a backlash or at least controversy, because the current infrastructure and regulations are not yet designed to accommodate them. The hyperlinks below connect to videos and articles describing situations on the West Coast, New York, Paris and London.
-San Francisco (Bike share company perspective)
-USA (Overview with quotes from Elon Musk)