Seth McBrideElectric scooters can be hard to miss lately. Since the scooter rental company Bird first launched a fleet of e-scooters on the streets of Santa Monica in September 2017, they’ve spread to cities across the globe, and have affected urban transport in a way that few could have guessed. The scooter craze has many wheelchair users crying foul, as abandoned scooters and inconsiderate riders often block sidewalks and curb cuts. But intrepid wheelers are figuring out how to take back the streets by turning e-scooters into their own adaptive mobility devices. I caught up with a few of them to see how they did it.

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