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Scooters may be returning to Cleveland

Posted: 7:07 PM, Jul 16, 2019
Updated: 2019-07-16 19:07:24-04
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CLEVELAND — The city has begun its application process to bring scooters and bike shares back.

“The goal of legislation regulating this new industry is to ensure that there are rules and a process for shared mobility devices operating in the City of Cleveland,” said Mayor Frank G. Jackson. “Sensible regulation aims to make this mode of transportation safer and more efficient for all sharing the road.”

Deckless scooter and bike share vendors can apply to operate within the city by 5 p.m. on July 26.

The city will be hosting educational events in August geared at anticipated riders and motorists who will be sharing the roads with them.

The city anticipates issuing three permits to dockless scooter vendors and three permits to dockless bike share vendors by the beginning of August.

Selected vendors will be allowed to set out scooters and bikes on August 19.

The scooter and bike program will undergo a six-month demonstration period until February to ensure safety and evaluate the impacts, the city said.

Bird Scooters were in Cleveland for a week last August before the company decided to remove them.

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