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Milwaukee Common Council passes electric scooter pilot program

Posted at 10:30 AM, Jul 09, 2019

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Common Council has passed a pilot program that would allow electric scooters to return to city streets.

The common council passed the measure in a 12-1 vote. The program outlines how many scooters each company can bring to Milwaukee and the rules riders will need to follow, including that riders must stay off sidewalks.

This comes as Gov. Tony Evers signed a new state law allowing scooters to be driven on city streets on Monday.

Bird scooters first appeared in Milwaukee last summer, but they only stuck around for about 6 weeks.

City leaders filed a lawsuit when they realized electric scooters were illegal on city streets in Wisconsin.