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The Ohio State University is seeking bids from companies that rent shared mobility devices like bikes and scooters.  They’ve put out an RFP, or request for proposals, to lay out what they expect of the vendors hoping to do business on campus.

Dockless electric scooters are available for rent in dozens of U.S. cities. While the companies behind them are quick to extol their benefits, some health and safety experts are starting to see the challenges that come along for the ride. Scooter companies and city officials say they are aware of the issues, but solutions aren't coming anytime soon.

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Columbus’ Department of Public Safety has started regulating shared public mobility devices, including electric scooters, effective immediately.