Bird scooters are coming to Prairie Village after divided city council approves pilot program

Prairie Village Bird scooters

The city of Prairie Village on Tuesday agreed to enter a one-year pilot program with Bird Rides Inc., to bring at least 50 scooters to Prairie Village at its launch. The city council was evenly split in its vote on the pilot, with Mayor Eric Mikkelson casting the tie-breaking vote. Above, Bird scooters are parked in Kansas City, Mo. File photo.

Electronic dockless scooters are headed to Prairie Village.

The Prairie Village City Council on Tuesday evening narrowly approved entering a memorandum of understanding with e-scooter company Bird Rides, Inc. to bring a fleet of at least 50 scooters to the city for a one-year pilot program.