The TBBJ says that city officials have narrowed down their selection of three electric scooter companies whose rides will hit the streets. Skinny Labs Inc. (aka Spin) Social Bicycles LLC (aka JUMP) and Bird Rides Inc. have all been recommended to receive a contract to participate in the one-year pilot.
The final award is subject to review by the city staff, according to the TBBJ, and the expected to go before city council for approval on March 4.
In total, the three vendors would put 1,800 scooters in corrals scattered throughout downtown Tampa. The city has also specifically stated that the scooters will not be allowed on the Tampa Riverwalk, the Bayshore Boulevard sidewalk, 7th Avenue and on any private property.
Still no word, however, about whether or not “Bird hunting” is about to be a thing around here.
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