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Fourth scooter company approved for Indianapolis

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Posted at 5:33 PM, Apr 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-25 18:18:12-04

INDIANAPOLIS — The City of Indianapolis announced that a fourth scooter company will be rolling into the Circle City.

The familiar ride-sharing app, Lyft, will join the ranks of Bird, Lime and Spin after the Department of Business and Neighborhood Services gave final approval on Thursday.

The black and pink scooters will be reviewed at an additional "special" meeting with BNS on Friday, May 10 to introduce and adopt regulations regarding shared mobility operators, according to a release by BNS.

Regulations set to be reviewed at the meeting include:

  • Caps on the number of companies allowed to operate in Indianapolis.
  • Caps on the number of scooters allowed.
  • Where the companies are allowed to set out the scooters.

The board meeting will be held at the Vonnegut Conference Room at BNS, located at 1200 South Madison Avenue.

Rep. André Carson, D-Indiana, applauded the city's approval of Lyft scooters following the announcement on Thursday.

“I’m very pleased by the news that Lyft is strengthening its efforts to create stronger and healthier families by bringing the Grocery Access Program to Indianapolis and many other cities, and I’m honored to have played a role in this expansion,” Congressman Carson said. “Too many people in our community and across America struggle to access nutritious foods due to financial and geographic constraints, and we need to get serious about finding solutions. We must continue to utilize innovative ideas such as this program, as well as comprehensive policy solutions, to solve this public health challenge. Today marks a big step in that goal.”