PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- The City of Phoenix launched a pilot program to permit e-scooters for the downtown district from 7th Street to 7th Avenue and McDowell to Buckeye roads.
They are geo-fenced in so the e-scooters can't go farther than that. Three scooter companies signed up for the program: Bird, Lime and Spin.
Within 3 days, Bird and Lime temporarily pulled the plug on the program until they could fully comply with the geo-fencing. The e-scooters could only be parked at 400 specific locations marked. Any found outside the area could result in fines for the scooter companies.
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