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Omaha pedestrians will now be able to try out electric scooters on the city's streets during a six-month pilot program.

Mayor Jean Stothert signed off on the scooter program Tuesday. That will allow two companies that rent battery-powered scooters, Lime and Spin, to begin offering the transportation option.

The scooters are equipped with GPS so users can track them down for rent through a smartphone app. A 10-minute ride will cost about $2 to $3.

The scooters can't be used on sidewalks, and users must follow all rules of the road when driving them. The scooters' speed is limited to 35 mph.

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The companies plan to collect and charge the scooters each night to be redistributed the next day.

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