Joplin Council approves scooter program on first reading

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Joplin City Council Monday night approved on first reading an agreement with Bird Scooters. It now goes to a second reading.

If approved, Bird would bring 150 scooters to Joplin and pay the city $2,500 plus 15 cents per ride. To rent a scooter, you download the Bird app and pay for your ride which unlocks the scooter.

City Council plans to discuss parking concerns at the next council meeting.

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