Cleveland City Council considering push to bring back electric scooters

Cleveland City Council considering push to bring back electric scooters
Bird scooters were discontinued in Cleveland in August of 2018. (Source: Capital News Service)

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland City Council discussed new legislation to bring back electric scooters Monday afternoon.

The plan is to make vendors and users abide by the same rules as bike riders.

According to a press release from Cleveland City Council, the vendors would have to pay the city $1 per scooter/bike per day.

The funds collected would go toward a new Transportation Infrastructure Fund “to pay for bike lanes and other infrastructure."

Drivers would have to follow the following regulations:

  • A person operating a mobility device is prohibited on any street with a speed limit over 35.
  • No person operating a mobility device shall exceed a speed greater than 15 miles per hour.
  • No person shall park a mobility device on a sidewalk in such a manner that interferes with pedestrian flow.
  • All mobility devices must be parked in an upright position

E-scooters made their first appearance last year, but were discontinued by Bird in August.

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More legislation was also introduced permitting the city to build 24-36 bicycle racks at several locations throughout the city.

The spots include:

  • Agora, 5000 Euclid Avenue
  • Children’s Museum, 3813 Euclid Avenue
  • City Mission, 5310 Carnegie Avenue
  • Masonic Auditorium, 3616 Euclid Avenue
  • Baker Electric office building, 7100 Euclid Avenue
  • Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, 3900 Euclid Avenue

We have no word on if or when the plans will go into effect.

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