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The rideshare service Lyft began removing its electronic scooters from Columbus this week, months after it began. 

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Columbus City officials estmate 15-hundred new electric scooters will be available after permits were issued for three companies.  

Dockless electric scooters are available for rent in dozens of U.S. cities. While the companies behind them are quick to extol their benefits, some health and safety experts are starting to see the challenges that come along for the ride. Scooter companies and city officials say they are aware of the issues, but solutions aren't coming anytime soon.

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Columbus and some other Ohio cities have enacted regulations governing light weight electric scooters.

Electric scooters have taken cities across the country by surprise, sometimes causing conflicts with city authorities and pedestrians. In San Diego, the scooters have led to a federal lawsuit claiming the new devices cause discrimination against people with disabilities.

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It's now yet clear how Columbus police will enforce new regulations on eletronic scooters and bicycles that City Council is expected to approve this coming Monday. 

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The Columbus Public Service Director has signed an order banning the use of motorized scooters on sidewalks.  

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he will soon submit legislation to City Council regarding the use of ride-sharing scooters and bicycles. 

Over the past year, dockless electric scooters have descended on city sidewalks almost as if they fell from the sky. From Austin, Texas, to Denver to Cambridge, Mass., these compact two-wheelers are leading what researchers are calling the "micro-mobility revolution."

But their arrival has not been without controversy.

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Columbus city officials have enacted restrictions on ride sharing scooters and bicycles. 

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Columbus City Council is planning to consider legislation governing the use of ridesharing scooters. 

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The Columbus City Attorney's office says ride sharing scooters recently made available in the city are now legal to use on sidewalks and in the streets.