By Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer Published Mar 06, 2023 at 4:26 PM

You may have noticed the return to Milwaukee’s streets of the Spin dockless scooters recently.

Lime has emailed its customers to say it’s also getting back on the road (not the sidewalks, please) here, and that can only mean one thing: scooter season has returned.

Veo is expected to have its two-wheelers available imminently, too.

The Milwaukee Common Council unanimously approved another dockless scooter pilot study – the third since 2019 – last June. The study runs through Dec. 31, unless the City opts to establish a permanent dockless scooter licensing program in the meantime.

According to the second study, 70 percent of respondents to a survey supported allowing the scooters on the city streets.

The current study limits the three permitted companies to put a total of 1,800 scooters on the road.

Scooters still max out at 15 mph and riding on the sidewalks is prohibited. See the details of the current study here.

Bobby Tanzilo Senior Editor/Writer

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.

He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.

With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.

He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.

In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.

He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.