Bird Scooters Will Stay In Cleveland For Now

A bird dockless electric scooter parked on Playhouse Square in Cleveland [Adrian Ma, ideastream]
A bird dockless electric scooter parked on Playhouse Square in Cleveland [Adrian Ma, ideastream]

The City of Cleveland is allowing Bird Scooters to remain on city streets, for now at least.

A week after the city’s law director requested that all of the two-wheel, dockless, electric-powered scooters be removed by the next day, the city says it hasn't impounded any scooters.

Councilman Kerry McCormack said Thursday that city council and the mayor’s office are working with the California-based tech company and he wants the scooters to stay.

“And we also set some guidelines around how they operate to ensure safety for the public,” said McCormack. “So where it stands in Cleveland – we are working together right now to navigate a path where the scooters can stay and our residents can use them.” 

The scooters are still available through the company’s mobile app.

Bird was founded a year ago and, according to its website, operates in 29 US cities, not including Cleveland.

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