Columbia council approves rental scooter agreements, regulations

Those motorized rental scooters are now “street legal.”

The Columbia City Council on Monday night agreed to an interim license agreement with Bird and Pony.  They have to pay the city $10,000, plus a dollar per scooter per day and other fees.

The council also agreed to new regulations for rental scooters and bicycles. Among the changes:

-Scooters need to be parked in a way that does not block key areas like curb ramps and driveways.

-Bird and Pony have to pay for monitors to make sure people are following the parking regulations.

-Scooters can’t be used from roughly dusk until dawn, and not during inclement weather.

-Bird and Pony have to provide notice of these regulations to riders.

See the full agreement here.

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