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Decatur seeking public input on e-scooter regulations


Decatur seeking public input on e-scooter regulations

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Photo obtained via the city of Decatur.


Decatur wants to replace its operating agreement with e-scooter companies with a new city ordinance and is asking for the public’s help writing a long-term policy.

In December, City Commissioners authorized the city manager to negotiate temporary operating agreements with the companies, primarily Bird and Lime. Only one company — Lime — agreed to the city’s terms.

Under the terms of the temporary agreement, Lime is required to pay the city $4,000 a year and is limited to operating 75 scooters in city limits. The company is also subject to having its scooters impounded if it violates the terms of the agreement with the city.

On Wednesday, March 27, from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. the city is holding a “drop-in” input and information session at the Decatur Recreation Center, 231 Sycamore Street.

Here is the full meeting announcement from the city:

The community is invited to a drop-in public information and input session on the motorized mobility device (AKA electric scooters) ordinance, Wednesday, March 27 from 6-7:30 p.m. at Decatur Recreation Center (231 Sycamore St.). Currently, e-scooters are being operated through an Interim Operating Agreement while an ordinance is being developed.

City staff will be on-site to provide information on the current requirements, potential ordinance provisions, respond to comments and receive your suggestions. We are interested in hearing from you about the key components in the motorized mobility device ordinance.

Drop by the Decatur Recreation Center anytime during the workshop to learn about the potential ordinance and share your thoughts. For more information or questions, contact Ash Kumar at [email protected] or 404-370-4102.

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