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Electric Scooters Left In Richmond Without Permission

August 18, 2018 - 12:07 pm

Richmond, VA (WRVA) - Workers with Richmond’s Department of Public Works have been rounding up electric scooters for the last two days.  A California-based company called Bird Rides Inc. placed the scooters around the VCU area without getting the proper permits.

You download an app to use the scooters. To ride the scooters, it costs $1 and then .20 cents per mile. The unauthorized scooter deployment is the company’s modus operand.

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney already hit the company on twitter saying “Hey @BirdRide! like these scooters. How about we get our teams around the table and make this work the right way?”