It’s the invasion of the electric scooter – this weekend, 2,500 battery-powered bad boys from ten different companies will hit Chicago’s West Side. After about a year of negotiations between bureaucrats and tech companies eager to unleash the shiniest new thing in one of America’s biggest cities, all eyes are on implementation. Two transportation experts: Audrey Wennink, the Director of Transportation at the Metropolitan Planning Council, and Kyle Whitehead, the managing director of public affairs at the Active Transportation Alliance, will discuss their hopes (fewer cars, more people using transit) and worries (safety and equity) about the four month scooter pilot in Chicago. Plus, Nico Probst from Lime will talk about how competing here compares to other global cities, and tackles other scooter FAQs. Comments, questions or suggestions? Email