Minneapolis has approved the launch of its 2020 scooter program
Minneapolis announced Thursday that it has approved its 2020 scooter program.
The city said it had reached agreements with Bird and Lyft operators.
Under state law, electric scooter riders must follow the same traffic laws as cyclists.Scooters can't ride on sidewalks.
This year, scooters must be locked on public bike racks or on municipal signs (except for bus stops and stop signs) or parked in designated scooter parking areas when not in use.
The number of electric scooters in the city is capped at 2,500 and divided evenly between operators.The city says up to 1,000 scooters can be accommodated in and around the city, while poverty centers in north Minneapolis, the Northeast and south Must have at least 750.
The program runs until March 31, 2021.