Just weeks after a raft of electric scooters have filled the streets of San Francisco — and drawn complaints from local residents — the city has voted to regulate them.
In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to require electronic scooter startups to apply for a permit before operating in the city, giving authorities the power to impound any scooter without a permit.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority told Business Insider before the vote it will be ready to accept permit applications in May, which will be before the law is set to take effect.
This is not surprising. It will clear the way to Bird entering NYC this year too.
This is also not surprising:
Twitter users have even begun to keep track of scooters breaking the law in the city with the hashtag #scootersbehavingbadly.
Get off Twitter and get a life!