Overland Park could see electronic scooters starting this spring with proposed pilot program

Prairie Village Bird Scooter

Overland Park Public Works Committee approved a resolution allowing city staff to start negotiations with two e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird. The resolution passing is the start of the process to deciding details of the pilot program, such as where the scooters will be placed and how many there will be. Upon approval, the pilot program is set to begin sometime in the spring of next year. File photo.

Motorized scooters are one step closer to making their way from downtown Kansas City to the Overland Park area.

At their Wednesday meeting, the city council’s Public Works Committee recommended the approval of a new resolution that would allow city staff to start negotiations for an e-scooter pilot program with Lime and Bird, two of the biggest players in the emerging e-scooter industry.