Public Works takes some scooters off the streets

Metro Public Works has picked up more than 100 Bird scooters. (Photo submitted)

People who have been around downtown Nashville the past few days may have noticed Bird scooters slowly vanishing.

Metro Public Works said Thursday it was going to start taking them off the streets and posted a photo of a couple of dozen in a warehouse.

So far 170 scooters have been collected, but they aren’t just sitting around.

Metro Public Works said in a statement the scooters are being removed from the public right-of-way, but all of the scooters are being returned to Bird at their request.

Public Works also said it doesn’t have crews pickup up the scooters. Instead, it will only remove them if requested by the public.

The Metro Council is working on legislation to make the proper regulations for the scooters.

Several weeks back Metro issued a cease-and-desist order telling Bird to remove the scooters from the streets or they would be seized.

The Council is expected to consider the legislation later this month.

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