Electric Scooters Return to St. Paul

August 07, 2018 09:32 PM

Another company unveiled their e-scooters in St. Paul.

But unlike the Bird scooters that lined the streets last month, Lime scooters have gotten the green light from the city. 


Many riders are excited to see this mode of transportation back. 

"I think they're a good idea," said Victor Moreno, who lives in St. Paul. "It's good for short transportation." 

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Last month, Bird Rides, Inc., set up shop in St. Paul, leading city officials to force them to leave because they didn't have a permit.

"I think it's hilarious," Dustin Misener said. "They just dropped them off down here without getting approval on anything."

According to the city, Bird Rides, Inc., may sign an agreement with the city. 

"We welcome them back in St. Paul," said Lisa Hiebert, a spokesperson for the city of St. Paul. 

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Whether it's Bird or Lime scooters, many people have questions about where they are able to ride them. Like bikes, those using the scooters should use them on streets and bike paths.

Parking the scooters is another head scratcher. The city says they must be parked on the sidewalk, avoiding the blocking of public right-of-way, private property or wheelchair access.

"The new dock-less program is going to be a little tricky to people to get a hold on," Hiebert said. 


Brett Hoffland

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