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Another electric scooter service swoops into Denver

Lime, you've got some competition.
Credit: Courtesy Nashville Business Journal

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL — Venice, California-based electric scooter company Bird flew into Denver Friday, launching its app-based rental service in Curtis Park, Five Points, LoDo, Downtown, and Villa Park.

The news comes a week after San Mateo, California-based Lime launched scooter service in Denver.

Bird scooters cost $1 to start each ride and 15 cents per minute thereafter. They last about 15 miles per electric charge, according to Bird. The scooters are rounded up each evening and parked at designated "nests" on private property (with owners' permission) for use by 7 a.m.

Some municipalities have gone to battle over regulation of scooter services. The city of Nashville recently impounded 125 Bird scooters after a cease-and-desist letter and lawsuit intended to halt the use of the scooters until rules and regulations are ironed out. And in San Francisco, all scooter-rental companies agreed to remove their scooters from service after city officials there required additional permitting for the scooters.

Read more at the Denver Business Journal: https://bit.ly/2HbFAxM

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