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Council defers second reading of Bird scooter ordinance

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Bird scooters have been ordered removed from Nashville. (WSMV) Bird scooters have been ordered removed from Nashville. (WSMV)
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Tuesday night Metro Councilmembers deferred a second reading of a proposal to get Bird scooters back on the streets in Music City.

The bill considers regulation for dockless bicycle and scooter operations will be considered on second reading.

The relationship started rocky for the scooter company and Nashville.

They’re giving it another try to give people more options to get around town.

This time there will be clear rules and regulations, and placement of scooters and e-bikes based on real data.

“Hopefully it will give people more options and it’s going to help us advocate and build support for more safe streets,” said Walk Bike Nashville’s Nora Kren.

The year-long pilot program still needs to be approved by Metro Council. Metro anticipates Bird and other scooter companies being back on the streets by mid-August.

One of the biggest kinks that still need to be ironed out is scooters on sidewalks.

It’s technically illegal, but some argue bike infrastructure in Nashville is subpar and some riders don’t feel safe riding on the streets.

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