Bird wants to add more scooters, asking to bypass the 1,000-per-company limit

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There are 1,000 Bird scooters in Nashville but the company wants to add more. 

Bird will make its case at a hearing in front of the Metro Transportation Licensing Commission, which regulates scooters.

The TLC’s Billy Fields told News 2, Jump wants to add 500 more scooters to its fleet to bring its total to 750 and Lyft wants to add 500 to bring its fleet to 1,000. 

Right now, there are 4,150 scooters owned by seven different companies in Davidson County.  

Now that all seven companies have managers living in Nashville, Fields said he met with them Thursday to discuss geofencing for the CMA fest.

The geofencing will prevent electric scooters from being parked in trafficked areas of CMA fest, similar to what was done at the NFL Draft.

Geofencing has already been approved for certain parts of Nashville, which means that scooter users can drive in the following areas but can no longer park there:

  • Broadway from 1st-7th only
  • Around Music City Center
  • 5/3 Bank’s Plaza
  • Vanderbilt Medical Center campus and a few other areas on Vanderbilt’s actual campus

Bird’s hearing is next Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in the jury assembly room at the old Metro courthouse.

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