Rental scooters are back in St. Paul – this time legally

Lime is the first company to re-introduce scooters to St. Paul streets.
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After initially being removed after their sudden arrival on city, rental scooters are back in St. Paul.

Dockless electric scooter rental company Bird suddenly dropped 200 of the scooters in Minneapolis and St. Paul last month, catching city officials unaware.

St. Paul ordered them to be removed until such a time they could pass an ordinance regulating their use, which was eventually approved last week.

But on Tuesday, it was another e-scooter company, Lime, that became the first to re-introduce scooters to St. Paul, this time legally after getting the nod from city officials. 

Lime has already rolled out scooters in Minneapolis, as well as dockless bikes in Edina and Golden Valley, in recent weeks.

"We're really excited to serve and look forward to working with the cities and working with the residents and visitors to make this a great mobility option for everybody," said Gabriel Scheer, Lime's director of strategic development, in a press release.

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The Pioneer Press reports that Bird is expected to follow suit by bringing its own scooters back to Minnesota's capital in the coming days.

The ordinances passed in both Minneapolis and St. Paul stipulates that the scooters be removed in time for winter.

Lime e-scooters cost $1 per rental and 15 cents per minute of use.

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