RALEIGH (WTVD) –
New Highway Code for the City of Raleigh?
The city presents its plan to regulate hundreds of scooters already sweeping over streets and sidewalks.
Right now, Raleigh has about 1,300 scooters – including bird and lime. In July, the city started with less than 200 inhabitants.
On Tuesday, city leaders will discuss whether to stay or go. And if they stay, how should they be regulated.
Chad Bryant lives in the city and says that his daily routine now uses Bird's electric scooter.
Bryant and drivers like him apply to the city council for their desire to drive without restrictions.
"I sent each one an email," Bryant said.
But not everyone believes the scooters should be set up without regulations.
"As a driver, I think that's a bit dangerous," said Scott Conklin. "They're fun to drive, they're cheap, but on the other hand, to have a working downtown that's not everywhere, you need some rules."
Here are the city's proposed regulations:
- No more than 1
- Scooters need to be rebalanced and rebalanced daily, and a 24-hour customer service must report safety concerns, maintenance issues or complaints
- Loading zones, bus stops and pedestrian crossings are among the restrictions, including no more than four scooters on a street block parked.
- All scooters must be removed from public right way at 10 pm
- And no children ride scooters anymore. The proposed regulation requires users to be 18 years old.
Scooters must clearly carry the message "no driving on the pavement" and comply with local safety, safety and registration standards.
Bird says it will work with the city to develop a policy that works for everyone.
The statement said:
"We believe that people should have less access to affordable, greener transportation options."
The meeting will be held on Tuesday at 11:30 ,
The city council could vote for the adoption of the regulations, which would take a year or until scooter companies could develop self-policy measures.
Or the council could decide to ban these devices until further review.
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