Santa Monica tells scooter companies: OK, you can stay — but there are new rules


  • TECH
  • Monday, 18 Jun 2018

People ride Bird electric scooters on the sidewalk along Colorado Avenue in Santa Monica, Calif., on June 6, 2018. (Myung J. Chun/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

SANTA MONICA, California: The motorised scooters are staying in Santa Monica – at least for a while. 

Santa Monica's City Council unanimously voted June 12 night to approve a 16-month pilot programme that will allow scooter rental companies such as Bird and Lime to continue operating in the city, as long as they meet certain conditions. 

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