• Love them or hate them, scooters are staying in Denver

    Denver’s dockless scooters have been rolling on a deadline. No more.

    City officials originally said that scooter apps like Lime and Bird could operate in Denver until July 31, 2019. Now scooters will be allowed in Denver indefinitely.

    City staff established a temporary set of rules last summer after the companies shocked Denver’s government by deploying the vehicles without permission. The year-long “pilot program” was meant to test how riders would behave, and how the city might manage thousands of wheelie gadgets, including scooters and electric bikes.

    Apparently, Denver Public Works likes what it saw. The pilot program will extend into August, according to city spokesperson Heather Burke. The city then will establish permanent rules for scooter companies in September.