Los Angeles County is studying how to find harmony among Bird scooters, cars and pedestrians

At least four Los Angeles County departments are studying the best ways to address the recent presence of Bird scooters in unincorporated communities like Altadena as part of a directive from the Board of Supervisors to find harmony among all modes of transportation.

The board last week instructed the county Planning, Public Works, Consumer and Business Affairs and Sheriff’s departments to study how cities have addressed rental bikes and electric scooters and to come up with possible ways the county could regulate the vehicles. The supervisors will hear those reports within two months. Other departments may also weigh in.

“Placing e-scooters, un-permitted, along sidewalks, in front of businesses, and near parking causes not only a potential blight issue, but also a potential public safety issue,” the supervisors’ directive reads.