Well, that was quick.
Update on Bird Scooters
Nov. 29, 2018
Bird Scooters will not be allowed to operate in the City of Palm Springs until the
community has a chance to weigh in.
The City Council met in Closed Session tonight and directed the City Attorney to
notify Bird Scooters that the company must cease and desist operations in the City
of Palm Springs within 24 hours and remove all scooters, until the City has an
opportunity to consult the community on this issue.
If Bird Scooters fails to comply, the City Manager has been directed by Council to
confiscate and store the scooters as expeditiously as possible under the City’s
The letter was sent on the same day the scooters, which are rented from an app, suddenly appeared in Palm Springs.
— Bird (@BirdRide) November 29, 2018
Reaction to the scooters arriving in Palm Springs has been mostly positive, at least on Twitter:
Palm Springs is getting bird scooters!!! Yessss those are my fav
— Stephanie Nuño 🦋 (@stephanieenuno) November 29, 2018
Palm Springs this weekend. Let’s go try one of those Bird Scooters 😋
— Nyyddiiaa✨ (@NiniBabe_12) November 29, 2018
Everyone should start tweeting their local governments and advocate for Bird Scooters in the Palm Springs Area
— Antonio (@calvarez3rd) November 30, 2018
Meanwhile, on Facebook, there was this from City Council member Christy Holstege – which, ummm, I don’t really know what this means.
Anyway, hope you got your ride in on a Bird Scooter, because it might be a while (or never) before you get a chance to do it again.