The dockless electric scooters that have popped up in neighborhoods throughout the Westside and Central Los Angeles may soon come to the San Fernando Valley.

In June, the Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee approved a one-year pilot program to initially limit the number of scooters a company can operate to no more than 3,000 within the city limits. But the rules would allow companies — including startups Bird and LimeBike — to activate up to an additional 2,500 scooters in low income neighborhoods and up to 5,000 more scooters in disadvantaged areas in the Valley.

The Valley’s business community appears eager to embrace their arrival.

Read the full story in the August 20 issue of the San Fernando Valley Business Journal.