City of Austin needs more time to look at scooter regulations


Austin (KXAN) — The city of Austin says it needs more time to look at some of its scooters regulations.

The city’s transportation director released a memo Thursday saying additional time is needed for the Austin Transportation Department to respond to ideas and questions raised by the City Council Mobility Committee and stakeholders on three ordinances.

Those ordinances are:

  • The city’s authority to regulate Shared Micro-Mobility Services in the public right of way.
  • Administrative fees for processing, monitoring and licensing the use of right away.
  • Looking at franchise creation standards and limitations.

A rider behavior ordinance will advance for the council to review and possibly approve on March 28. It would expedite the education and enforcement of people’s behaviors using bicycles and scooters.

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