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Dockless electric scooters will remain in Nashville, but with fewer allowed and tighter rules in effect for the next few months.

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Electric scooters appear to have avoided an outright ban in Nashville.

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A row of electric scooters neatly lines the edge of a coffee shop parking lot in East Nashville as two young men walk past and eye the scene. A Bird employee eagerly offers them a free tutorial.

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Tennessee will have more than 70 new laws this year.

They go into effect on Monday, and range from banning handheld devices while driving, to allowing one type of gambling.

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Nashville's first mayoral forum of the 2019 election found unanimity on the issue of dockless scooters and their increasingly apparently safety hazards.

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After some last-minute tweaks, Nashville’s Metro Council has revised the rules for dockless scooters.

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Nashville came to the brink of passing revised dockless electric scooter regulations on Tuesday night, but last-minute concerns mean changes could take another three rounds of votes by the Metro Council.

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Nashville will soon have 1,000 additional electric scooters on its streets as a two more companies — Spin and ridesharing giant Uber — join the trend. In all, the city could have 3,500 of the shared, dockless devices in use.

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The recent wave of dockless scooters on Nashville's streets and sidewalks is hitting one business hard: bike-sharing.

Ridership through the city's B-cycle program is down about 20 percent since scooters came to town.

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Updated at 12:00 p.m. with statement from Bird.

A pair of downtown scooter accidents involving cars this week has the city's trauma center warning about head injuries. While no one has died since scooters arrived in Nashville earlier this year, some riders have sustained brain trauma so severe that they'll never be the same again.