Bird Scooters have popped up everywhere in Dowtown Detroit in the past month, some people are hoping to see them expand to even further out of the metro population. Would you want to see them in more places?


So far, metro Detroiters have not been kind to the influx of scooters that seem to have taken over the downtown area. Between the riders who seem to not think that traffic laws apply to them, and the scooters littering the sidewalks, the newest mode of transport to spring up seems to be more of a hinderance than a beneficial addition.

Two companies  have been the primary forces behind the drop offs, recently hitting the city-imposed limit of 300 scooters per company. Another company is also priming itself to enter the market, but have yet to make an appearance.

According to Mark de la Vergne, Detroit’s chief of mobility innovation, while speaking to the Detroit Free Press he noted that the city is looking at expanding the cap for the number of scooters per company next spring.


So what do you think? Should they keep the scooters, or are they just a nuisance?





San Francisco Battles New Electric Scooter Rentals

SAN FRANCISCO, CA – APRIL 17: A Bird scooter sits parked on a street corner on April 17, 2018 in San Francisco, California. Three weeks after three companies started placing electric scooters on the streets for rental, San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera issued cease-and-desist notice to electric scooter rental companies Bird, LimeBike and Spin. The notice comes as the San Francisco board of supervisors considers a proposed ordinance to regulate the scooters to keep people from riding them on sidewalks, parking them in the middle of sidewalks and requiring riders to wear helmets and have a drivers license. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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