Motorized scooters appear in Providence without notice to the city

MOTORIZED scooters from the company Bird Rides that can be picked up and left behind anywhere appeared in Providence Friday. The city, which had not been informed of the scooter's arrival, said it was devising a policy on the scooters. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
MOTORIZED scooters from the company Bird Rides that can be picked up and left behind anywhere appeared in Providence Friday. The city, which had not been informed of the scooter's arrival, said it was devising a policy on the scooters. / PBN PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – A cohort of motorized scooters appeared in Providence Friday morning from the California-based company Bird Rides Inc. The San Diego startup has been causing a stir across the country, dropping off scooters in cities that do not have to be locked up and that can be used only through a smartphone app. Backlash…

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