Should Electric Scooters Be Available Throughout Winter
City streets may not be completely cleared of Lime and Bird scooters this winter because officials are still evaluating use of the scooters as they consider new regulations.
The City Attorney's Office is negotiating with Lime officials on an extension of a 60-day licensing agreement that was signed last fall.
Bird officials have indicated they intend to remove their scooters for the winter. However, Lime wants to make scooters available throughout the winter in Lansing.
Lansing City Council is working on a new ordinance that aims to regulate Bird and Lime scooters and create new licensing agreements for them.
According to the Lansing State Journal, a copy of the existing licensing agreements between Lime and Lansing Mayor Andy Schor's office signed in October indicated the company's scooter fleets could have been removed by Dec. 2.