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File #: Ord 19-20    Version: 1
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 4/10/2019
Title: Creating Chapter 141 of the Legislative Code to regulate shared transportation systems.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
4/17/20191 Mayor's Office Signed  Action details Meeting details Not available
4/10/20191 City Council AdoptedPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
4/3/20191 City Council Public Hearing Closed; Laid Over to Fourth Reading/Final AdoptionPass Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/27/20191 City Council Laid Over to Third Reading/Public Hearing  Action details Meeting details Video Video
3/20/20191 City Council Laid Over to Second Reading  Action details Meeting details Video Video
Title
Creating Chapter 141 of the Legislative Code to regulate shared transportation systems.

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THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SAINT PAUL DOES ORDAIN:

SECTION 1

WHEREAS, in 2018 shared transportation vehicle companies deployed electronic scooters and dockless bicycles for rental, which involved parking the scooters and bicycles on the public right of way; and

WHEREAS, in 2018 the City granted permission to the shared transportation vehicle companies by entering into contracts with the companies; and

WHEREAS, in 2018 the contracts did not address the impact of shared transportation vehicles on the Department of Parks and Recreation; and

WHEREAS, given the potential impact on the public right of way, as well as City parkland, the City wants to ensure that shared transportation vehicle companies are required to seek permission to operate shared transportation systems within the City; and

WHEREAS, the City also wants to have the ability to approve new shared transportation system devices as technology advances; and

WHEREAS, the City wants to ensure via regulation that the public’s access to the right of way and to parkland is protected, and, at the same time, wants to encourage development of alternative transportation systems; now, therefore be it

RESOLVED, that the Council of the City of Saint Paul does hereby ordain:

The Saint Paul Legislative Code is hereby amended by adding Chapter 141 as follows:

CHAPTER 141 - SHARED TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS

Sec. 141.01. - Definitions.

The definitions of this section apply in the interpretation and enforcement of this chapter:

Bicycle has the meaning specified in Minnesota Statutes Section 169.011.

Director means the Director of the Department of Public Works for the purposes of use of the public right of way and Director of the Department of Parks and Recreation for the purposes of use of parks.

Electric-assisted bicycle has the meaning specified in Minnesota Statutes Section 169.011.

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