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File #: RES 18-1282    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 8/1/2018
Title: Authorizing the creation of an electric-assist scooter pilot program to be conducted from August 2018 until no later than the first measurable snowfall of 2018.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. scooter sharing agreement 8.1.pdf

Title

Authorizing the creation of an electric-assist scooter pilot program to be conducted from August 2018 until no later than the first measurable snowfall of 2018.

 

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WHEREAS,  Mayor Carter’s Administration and the City of Saint Paul value innovation, resilience, and equity, including in transportation options; and

WHEREAS, electric-assist scooters ("e-scooters") are an emerging new mobility option that has proven very popular in other cities across the U.S. and internationally for moving around town using a low-carbon mobility option; and

WHEREAS, the City of Saint Paul would like to pilot the use of e-scooters for the remainder of the year, until the first measurable snowfall, in order to gather information about levels of use, for what purposes, appropriate parking locations, and more; and

WHEREAS, an e-scooter sharing program could nicely complement public transit, the City’s new dockless bikeshare system, car-sharing, ride-hailing, and other mobility options that make it easier for Saint Paul residents and visitors to reduce their ownership of private automobiles and thereby save a great deal of money, reduce traffic congestion, and reduce carbon emissions; and

WHEREAS, the City seeks to learn more about whether e-scooter users are using the vehicles as transportation, recreation, or a combination of the two; and

WHEREAS, the City has developed a pilot program that includes a short-term permit that will allow commercial e-scooters to be legally parked in the City’s right-of way, including a fee structure, insurance requirement, cap on the number of scooters that any one vendor can deploy, parking requirements, and data-sharing data with the City; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Council hereby authorizes the creation of an e-scooter pilot program to be conducted from August 2018 until no later than the first measurable snowfall of 2018.

 

 

 

 

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