Dockless E-Scooters Coming To Philly Soon If Legalized
We don’t know about you but we can't wait for summer. Once the warm weather is here we'll all be roaming around the beautiful streets of the City of Brotherly Love. Once the time (and weather) comes, you may have the chance to grab a random electric scooter, ride it wherever you want, and just leave it wherever when you’re done.
If you have no idea what we are talking about here are the details. A few others states have already passed a bill that allows residents to travel their city using dockless scooters. These dockless scooters can be picked up from anywhere in the city and dropped off anywhere using the Lime or Bird Scooter app.
Philadelphia City Council will be holding a hearing in regards to the new dockless scooter bill on Wednesday (02/27).
The chances of the bill being passed are looking good. City Councilman Derek Green said to PhillyTrip.com, “As we look at cities at the international level to see what they’re doing, why can’t we bring some of those ideas to Philadelphia without reinventing the wheel?"
Shari Shapiro, spokeswoman for the e-scooter company Lime, said to Philly Trib, "We think they would be a terrific asset to reducing congestion and increasing transportation options, especially in places like Philadelphia."
According to PhillyVoice.com, Lime e-scooters were tested a while back in the city of Philadelphia. As for the future of the scooters in the City of Brotherly Love, the bill still needs to get passed.