Philly has bad news for Bird, Lime: Electric scooters aren’t street legal in Pa.
Executives with Bird — the Santa Monica-based company that has unleashed its electronic shared scooter fleets into more than 100 cities, some of them without permission — were in Philadelphia this week, schmoozing at the SmartTransit conference and sizing up the topography.
To Dave Estrada, the global head of public policy, Center City looked like a scooter heaven: “First off, it’s perfectly flat. The streets are wide. There’s good bike lane infrastructure.”
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