Country Club Plaza deemed no fly zone for Bird electric scooters

Bird electric scooters arrive in Cleveland

This was highlighted by a lighthearted tweet from Madeline Eskind, a product manager at Twitter who this week posted an image of scores of abandoned Bird scooters in the startup's home city of Santa Monica, California, with the caption: "The 2018 remake of Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds'".

CLEVELAND- The electric scooter-sharing service Bird has landed in Cleveland.

"Since our streets are public, the City was within its rights to make the decision to allow Bird to operate on the Plaza without involving our management team".

After Hernandez issued his statement, Keeler said she misspoke and agreed that the decision to pause operations in the Plaza was Bird's.

The startups have run into trouble with officials in several U.S. cities for dumping their wares into new locations without asking first.

Keeler declined to provide details about the safety incidents.

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"We look forward to testing our affordable transportation option with the people and communities of Cleveland, as they recognize the need for an accessible and reliable transit system", a Bird spokesperson said.

"Very unusual on both sides, bird and plaza", attorney Chris Brown tweeted.

The city just signed an interim operating agreement with Bird on July 31 to allow the company to do business in Kansas City.

But cities including Salt Lake City, Denver, San Francisco and Milwaukee have been trying to ban the scooters until terms can be worked out. Riders can rent a scooter through an app on their smartphone and drop it off anywhere in the city when they are finished.

In Portland, the maximum e-scooter speed is capped at 15 miles per hour.

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