Upper Arlington impounds Bird scooters left on the street


A controversial mode of transportation has ruffled feathers in Upper Arlington.

The Bird Scooter company dropped 20 motorized scooters in the right of way along Lane Avenue on Sunday.

The city impounded them on Monday.

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The collection of scooters- that the company calls a "nest" - violates city ordinance.

The company says riders are supposed to park them at bike racks where possible.

Upper Arlington officials called the company to pick them up which they did.

Cities across the country are trying to figure out how to deal with these new modes of transportation.

Some cities, including Bexley, banned them, saying they are considered illegal for street use.

Upper Arlington is considering language to regulate the scooters.