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Bird Scooters will no longer operate on Country Club Plaza

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

Bird Scooters are no longer allowed on the Country Club Plaza in Kansas City. 

The decision came just days after the city announced an agreement with Bird to allow them to operate no more than 500 scooters. 

Meredith Keeler, the General Manager of the Country Club Plaza, said the decision was made after safety incidents were reported. 

"Since our streets are public, the City was within its rights to make the decision to allow Bird to operate on the Plaza without involving our management team. After safety incidents resulted in numerous customer and tenant complaints, Bird is pausing its operations until we can assess whether scooters are the right addition to our pedestrian-heavy district," Keeler said. 

In a statement from Bird, the company said the decision was made by them as a proactive decision: 

"Representatives contacted city officials about Bird’s presence in Plaza. After city officials passed along this feedback, Bird reached out to plaza management and proactively made the Plaza a no ride zone."

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