Council Member Robert Cornegy coaches a constituent as she test-drives an electric scooter. // Photo by Andy Katz

Bird Scooters Flock to Queens and Brooklyn

Compared to residents in cities like Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and Tel Aviv,  New Yorkers have been a little late to embrace the electric scooter as an alternative to pokey buses or perpetually delayed subways.

New Yorkers have encountered one big obstacle — the vehicles are not yet street legal.

That could change soon, however. And one company is betting that Queens and Brooklyn residents — especially those affected by the looming L train shutdown — will flock to the new mode of transportation once it becomes widely available.

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