Scooter companies try to find a solution after Denver crackdown

Posted at 6:47 PM, Jun 04, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-04 20:55:18-04

DENVER — It only took two weeks after electric scooters were brought to Denver before the city started to confiscate them, and the scooter companies — Bird and Lime — are trying to find a solution. 

Friday afternoon, the Denver Public Works Department provided notice to the two companies that they violate city code. 

The city said scooters left in the public right of way would be confiscated. However, the companies can retrieve them, and the scooters are still allowed in the city. 

Since last week, the city has confiscated five scooters and a handful more Monday. 

Lime is trying to find a way to solve this problem. The company is looking for ways to partner with the city on the program’s next steps.