Santa Fe passes e-scooter ban

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Santa Fe city leaders are tapping the brakes on electric scooter rentals. 

Scooter-sharing company “Bird” reached out to the city of last year expressing interest in opening up shop there. However, there have been problems in other cities where scooters have created a nuisance and a safety hazard. 

Tuesday night, the city’s public safety committee recommended a temporary ban on the use of electric scooters on public streets and sidewalks. 

Councilor Carol Romero-Wirth, who spearheaded Tuesday night’s proposal, says scooters might be a good idea, but officials need more time to evaluate concerns. 

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