Bird scooters legal on both sidewalks and streets in Columbus

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – Police in Columbus say Bird scooters are allowed to be used on both sidewalks and streets in the City of Columbus.

According to a directive from Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein:

Because of the lack of clarity in the law surrounding how these types of scooters should be regulated in sidewalk and roadway usage, we have instructed the Division of Police that they are allowed to be ridden on both. This does not mean, however, that scooters can be ridden recklessly, while impaired, or in violation of other laws. We look forward to offering guidance to Council and the Administration as they continue to determine how these scooters should be regulated.

The dozens of electric scooters are now leading to some unhappy residents.  Police say they’ve been swarmed by complaints.

The scooters will be allowed on sidewalks and roads until Columbus City Council decides to regulate their usage.

Bexley, along with several other cities across the country, have banned the scooters from their communities.

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