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

An Overland Park city council committee this week approved a resolution allowing city staff to start negotiations with two e-scooter companies, Lime and Bird, to allow a pilot program that could bring motorized, dockless scooters to the city by this spring. 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.