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BIRD ANNOUNCED it is ending its e-scooter offering in Providence effective Friday. The company was not given a permit by the city for another year of operation. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM

Bird scooters to exit Providence without permit, 2 new companies chosen...

PROVIDENCE – Bird’s e-scooters are being pulled from Providence, the company announced on its app Friday. Friday is also the final day of service, the...

Cities need scooter data

The great scooter schism was perhaps inevitable. Electric scooters – the latest tech-mobility trend – do more than move people from place to place....
E-SCOOTERS: A couple of Bird electronic scooters are photographed on a sidewalk in Providence. Bird is one of two companies operating the scooters in the capital city, which requires the scooter companies to cover the city with a general-liability insurance policy of at least $1 million in value.

Is city protected if scooters crash?

The electric scooters flitting around Providence are fast, efficient, fairly inexpensive and easy to use. But they’re an accident waiting to happen, and when...

Bird electric scooters buzz back into city

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Jorge O. Elorza recently hosted a city hall event marking the return of Bird electric scooters to the city, where he...
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 appear in Providence without notice to the city

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...
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