Greensboro Gets Scooters Off Streets To Review Laws

Greensboro Gets Scooters Off Streets To Review Laws

10:21am Nov 09, 2018
In this Tuesday, July 24, 2018 photo Vatic Kuumba, of Providence, R.I., prepares to ride a BIRD electric scooter in downtown Providence. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Officials in Greensboro have ordered a fleet of scooters off of its streets for now so they can revise ordinances to accommodate them.

City officials last week asked Bird Rides Inc. to remove the scooters after they were found lying on sidewalks, impeding foot traffic or being used in bike lanes, where motorized vehicles are prohibited.

The News and Record reports the scooters have become popular around the state since they were introduced last summer. City staff members told the Greensboro City Council in October that Bird dropped off 100 scooters around town in August and eventually distributed at least 450.

Greensboro spokesman Jake Keys said city officials will likely present an ordinance for the council to consider at its Nov. 20 meeting.

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