Meeting Time: August 28, 2018 at 6:00pm PDT
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c) REPORT 18-0515 CONSIDERATION OF AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING DOCKLESS SCOOTER AND BIKE SHARE OPERATIONS IN THE CITY, AND IN THE ALTERNATIVE, CONSIDERATION OF OTHER REGULATORY OPTIONS TO PERMIT AND REGULATE THE OPERATION OF DOCKLESS SCOOTER AND BIKE SHARE OPERATIONS IN THE CITY (Environmental Analyst Leeanne Singleton)

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    Tracie Maffei over 5 years ago

    I support a temporary banning of these dockless scooter and bike share operations while the proper guidelines and enforceable rules can be put in place.

    I work in Venice and I have watched what the proliferation and lack of regulation has done to an already distressed area. I've witnessed countless people riding on the sidewalks, ignoring basic traffic laws (stopping at stop signs and ped crossings are the biggest offenses), riding in narrow and busy traffic lanes and I've only witnessed ONE person wearing a helmet vs. the 100s of people I've seen since they exploded in the area.

    The safety issues would be exacerbated in our little town. In addition, the "drop anywhere" allowance creates a nuisance for property owners, pedestrians and business owners, not to mention the visual "dumping ground" that it creates.

    I do believe some form of pay as you go and/or other mobility plan would be useful to alleviate our parking issues during the weekends and in the summer, however, the way these scooters and bikes work today does not allow for the city environment that we've come to know and love.