Electric, rental scooters coming to Joplin?

At their meeting Monday night, the Joplin city council heard a presentation that could bring electric, rental scooters to the city. KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

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Representatives from the Bird electric scooter company were on hand last night to make their pitch to members of the Joplin city council on whether they should approve their use in the city. According to a slide show uploaded to the city council’s website prior to the meeting, the scooters solve the last mile challenge of connecting residents to other transit options. While also, reducing the number of single individuals taking car trips and improving air quality as a result.

A customer would first download the Bird app and would pay for the scooter by scanning the QR code. When you’re done with the scooter you drop it off in one of the company’s designated Parking Zones and take a picture of it. The program would start next month with 125 scooters.

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