Scooters are making their way back to The Twin Cities! The city of Minneapolis is bringing motorized scooters this summer as they begin to have discussions with Lyft and Bird respectively.
According to a local news outlet, "Scooters will be capped at 2,500 for 2021, with a maximum 40% allocated for downtown use, and at least 30% required to be distributed in areas of concentrated poverty in north, northeast and south Minneapolis."
City officials said, “Beyond the scooter distribution requirements, operators are required to have low-income pricing programs and participate in other City led pilots, such as Mobility Hubs. They are also required to have ongoing education and outreach on safe riding and proper parking behavior, as well as the previously mentioned equitable pricing and access initiatives."
More information can be found here.