Expect Chicago To Have Rent-A-Scooters Flooding The Streets By June

Chicago Tribune - Shared electric scooters, which have been a source of both fun and controversy in other cities, are coming to Chicago next month.

The city on Wednesday released details of a pilot program allowing electric scooter sharing in a large section of the Northwest, Southwest and West sides, including such diverse neighborhoods as Austin, Avondale, Pilsen and South Lawndale, but leaving out the Loop and communities along the lakefront.

Having friends in both Nashville and LA, (humble brag) I have heard nothing but TERRIBLE things from them about these rentable scooters. ESPECIALLY in Nashville. Drunk tourists having the ability to just whiz around the city whenever they want in summertime Chi is just asking for trouble. It's cool for transportation getting to and from a train station, sure, and it would be nice to be able to leave it anywhere but I've seen Wrigley in the summer and it's an accident waiting to happen adding these rented scooters into the mix. - @Traceahamilton



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