Last Friday, the latest in transport-sharing options popped up in Cambridge and Somerville – electric scooters called “Birds”. Similar to dockless bike-sharing, these scooters unlock with an app and can be left anywhere once the rider reaches his or her destination.
The Birds seemed to appear overnight without any notice to public officials. Now, Mayor Walsh is warning the scooter company that if they show up in Boston without any discussion about regulations, they’ll be collected in the tow yard.
While some have criticized Birds for being dangerous and even illegal, others think it could be a convenient way to travel a short distance. What do you think? Should Birds be allowed in Boston and, subsequently, the North End?
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