Scooter rental company could face crackdown in Oklahoma City
The city of Oklahoma City could begin cracking down on Bird's electric scooters as soon as Tuesday if the Oklahoma City Council agrees.
A proposed ordinance would authorize the Public Works director to impound rental scooters found in the public right of way.
The city says a permit is required before personal property can be "posted for rental in the public ways."
Bird.co describes itself as "a reliable last mile electric scooter rental service."
The scooters are activated using a smartphone app. On its website, Bird.co advises renters, "Don't block public pathways."
The company first distributed scooters around Midtown, the central business district and Bricktown earlier this month.
On its website, Bird.co says it has scooters for rent in 28 U.S. cities in 18 states, and in the District of Columbia.
A memo from the city attorney says seven votes would be required to begin an immediate crackdown.
Impoundment and storage fees would be set "at or lower" than the actual costs incurred by the city.