CHICAGO (CBS)– Several aldermen are pushing to get e-scooters back on Chicago streets.
Chicago started testing e-scooters in 2019. They got a second pilot program in 2020. Now five aldermen want the riders to return.READ MORE: Man Dies After Being Shot In West Garfield Park
The council committee on transportation is set to approve the scooter sharing Wednesday, but it still needs to pass the full council.READ MORE: 15-Year-Old Critically Wounded, Among 2 Shot In Belmont Heights Online Sale Meetup
Aldermen say people need another option for ways to get around the city quickly, without creating more traffic backups.
“Scooters can be, and arguably need to be, another sustainable, efficient, affordable form of transportation for all Chicagoans,” Ald. Daniel La Spata said.MORE NEWS: Dixmoor Boil Order Remains In Effect As Crews Continue Work To Identify Source Of Weeklong Water Woes
E-scooter operators Lime Spin and Bird say they’re ready to get Chicagoans moving when the council approves the ordinance.