The San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously voted today to approve the Ordinance on the Regulation of Electric Wheels in San Francisco. The regulation aims to establish a regime and licensing procedure that would allow the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency or the Department of Public Works to take action against scooters from companies that have not been officially authorized by the city
Brouhaha really the function of the fact that was admitted yesterday that some of these companies were a bit quick and go with the truth, "said supervisor Aaron Peksin, a sponsor of the ordinance, today on the board of supervisors meeting. *
Peskin refers that Lime, Spin and Bird used their respective scooters without the city's permission, and that the approval process that the city has in mind is very similar to that developed by San Francisco in connection with the stationless bike sharing [1
He added that these electric scooters can bring benefits to the people of San Francisco, but that does not mean the city must do so. Sacrifice its sidewalk space. The next step is that BOS will continue to work with SFMTA to develop this regulation. At a yesterday's hearing, SFMTA said it hopes to open the approval process by 1 May.
Earlier in the session, the BOS passed a resolution to develop a working group to inform future legislation on new technologies. One of the sponsors of the resolution, Supervisor Norman Yee, noted how he heard about seniors and wheelchairs "endangered and harassed for driving around scooters and bicycles"
he later added. that the city takes into account both the intended and unintended consequences of new technologies.
Yesterday SF city attorney Dennis Herrera sent an injunction to Lime, Bird and Spin, but that does not seem to make any difference to Lime, Bird and Spin. All three of her scooters were found on the streets of San Francisco this morning.
"As stated in the letter, the city council has formulated some policy recommendations that he likes from 19659010] April 30 ; He has not requested an immediate cessation of service," a bird spokesman told TechCrunch. "We take his concerns very seriously and are reviewing his recommendations for improving Bird in San Francisco ."
I talked to Lime and Spin about their respective operations in San Francisco. I will update this story if I hear that.
An earlier version of this story has misdirected supervisor Aaron Peskin's quotes to another supervisor.