New to e-scooters? Here is what you need to know now that you can rent them in Overland Park

The City of Overland Park has launched a two-year pilot program for Bird electronic rental scooters. The scooters have a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour and can be ridden on bike lanes, sidewalks and some streets within city limits. Above, Mayor Curt Skoog takes a ride across Clock Tower Plaza in downtown Overland Park Tuesday. Photo via City of Overland Park.

Overland Park Mayor Curt Skoog took a ride on a Bird scooter Tuesday afternoon around downtown to celebrate the official launch of a two-year pilot program for the electronic devices.

The program is similar to other rental scooter programs in the metro, including in neighboring Prairie Village.