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After dodging Dorian, dockless scooters returning to Miami

High winds could have turned the scooters into dangerous projectiles.

Dockless scooters will be back in downtown Miami Tuesday after Hurricane Dorian began drifting away from South Florida.

That’s according to a report from the Miami Herald.

Dorian’s track remained uncertain last last week, prompting Miami officials to order companies to remove the scooters from the streets.

That was due to concern that undocked scooters could turn into dangerous projectiles in the event of high winds brought on by a direct strike. Dorian’s winds were consistently above 100 mph for days, with wind gusts at times topping 200 mph.

Representatives from Bird, Bolt, Lime, Lyft, Spin and Uber were ordered by the city of Miami to remove the scooters by noon on Friday.

“We will resume operations only once conditions improve and will continue to follow the guidance provided by the City of Miami,” said Lyft spokeswoman Kaitlyn Carl, according to CNBC.

Some of those companies also removed scooters in Fort Lauderdale, Orlando and Tampa.

Dorian’s projected path began shifting over the weekend, seeming to show it would remain in the Atlantic as it heads north.

Those predictions seem to have come to fruition. The storm did not make landfall in South Florida.

That allowed city officials in Miami to give the go-ahead for the scooters to return.

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Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to ryan.t.nicol@gmail.com.

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