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Nashville will soon have 1,000 additional electric scooters on its streets as a two more companies — Spin and ridesharing giant Uber — join the trend. In all, the city could have 3,500 of the shared, dockless devices in use.

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN

The recent wave of dockless scooters on Nashville's streets and sidewalks is hitting one business hard: bike-sharing.

Ridership through the city's B-cycle program is down about 20 percent since scooters came to town.

Shalina Chatlani / WPLN

Updated at 12:00 p.m. with statement from Bird.

A pair of downtown scooter accidents involving cars this week has the city's trauma center warning about head injuries. While no one has died since scooters arrived in Nashville earlier this year, some riders have sustained brain trauma so severe that they'll never be the same again.