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File #: RES 22-936    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
In control: City Council
Final action: 6/22/2022
Title: Approving the agreement with Spin to provide e-scooter sharing services for the 2022 scooter season, with the option to renew for four additional one-year terms.
Sponsors: Amy Brendmoen
Attachments: 1. 2022 St Paul Scooter Sharing Agreement-SPIN.pdf
Title

Approving the agreement with Spin to provide e-scooter sharing services for the 2022 scooter season, with the option to renew for four additional one-year terms.

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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 has permitted e-scooter sharing programs since 2018 and has determined that the e-scooters serve an important and valuable transportation service for Saint Paul residents and visitors; and

WHEREAS, the City desires to permit e-scooters to operate on city property in 2022 and beyond; and

WHEREAS, per Chapter 141 of the Legislative Code regulating Shared Transportation Systems, vendors are required to have an agreement with the City to operate, and that agreement must be approved by City Council; and

WHEREAS, the City entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Minneapolis regarding a joint solicitation for shared mobility vendors for the 2022 season for the purpose of ensuring both agencies enter into agreements with the same vendors to operate similar vehicle offerings in both cities; and

WHEREAS, the City wishes to enter into an agreement with Spin to provide e-scooter sharing services for the 2022 season, with the option to extend the agreement for four additional one-year terms upon mutual written agreement of the parties; and

WHEREAS, the agreement with Spin includes an indemnification clause, whereby the City agrees to indemnify Spin for certain injury or damage arising from City employees’ use of the scooters, which Council finds reasonable and necessary to effectuate e-scooter services; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, that the Saint Paul City Cou...

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