Plan to seize Bird scooters in Milwaukee approved

Posted at 12:01 PM, Jul 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-31 13:19:56-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Common Council has approved a proposal which gives city officials the authority to seize electric Bird scooters from public streets and sidewalks.

The Common Council voted 12-2 in favor. Aldermen Rainey and Zielinski were the two who voted against it. 

With this measure passed, the city will begin seizing scooters -- possibly as soon as next week. 

The city says Bird scooter riders will not be fined.

The proposal still has to be signed by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett. 

The Common Council also approved a resolution to ask the state to change regulations to make bird scooters legal. 

Other U.S. cities have also not jumped on the bandwagon for the new Bird scooter craze. In fact, St. Paul and St. Louis removed the scooters altogether.