Winston-Salem Bans Bird Scooters While Regulations Are Considered

Winston-Salem Bans Bird Scooters While Regulations Are Considered

11:30am Nov 20, 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)

The City of Winston-Salem has banned Bird scooters from city streets, but they will likely be allowed to return in the future. 

The city’s Public Safety Committee voted 3-1 in favor of the ban Monday night.

City Manager Lee Garrity says the scooters may return after officials figure out how they want to regulate them.

The motorized vehicles have been popular with many riders. But Garrity says there have been citizen complaints about scooters being ridden on sidewalks, running red lights, and disrupting traffic.

About 100 Bird scooters appeared suddenly around town in August.

Greensboro banned use of the scooters earlier this month.

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