A controversial rental scooter is making a comeback, and it’s not just Bird. Another flock is on the way.
Lime Bike plans to share its dockless vehicles with Nashville as well.
Noah Rawlings is excited.
“It’s really great to be able to go to Germantown for two dollars or three dollars on a scooter. It takes five minutes."
A public meeting was Wednesday night to discuss a pilot program ordinance expected to pass next month.
It would place rules and regulations not just on Bird, but all dockless vehicle companies that want to try out their business here.
Just like you saw with mobile bars like Pedal Tavern and Sprocket Rocket, even more brands of the scooter will likely roll out.
“As you know in Nashville all of the success has generated a lot of activity that we don't quite have a handle on yet as a city,” said Brenda Bennett.
Bennett lives in the Gulch and servers as her neighborhood spokesperson.
“Many are reporting being hit, nearly being hit or seeing people on scooters nearly being hit,” said Bennett.
She does believe there is a way for drivers, cyclists, walkers, bikers, and scooter riders to share the road. It will just take time to figure out how.
The ordinance has to pass two more readings.
The scooters could be back as early as Aug. 8.
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