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Lakewood asking residents for opinions on electric scooters

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Posted at 3:09 PM, Aug 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 15:09:33-04

LAKEWOOD, Ohio — With a plan in the works to launch bike and scooter share systems in Cuyahoga County, the city of Lakewood is looking for input from the community.

Cleveland is currently working on a trial run of electric scooters.

During the pilot program in Cleveland, the scooters are only allowed to travel up to 12 miles per hour. They won't be allowed to travel on streets with a speed limit of 35 mph or higher.

Riders can park them between sidewalks and curbs, but they can't block pedestrian traffic. Vendors will need to remove the scooters from the sidewalks and curbs by 7 p.m., returning them to their docking areas by the next morning.

If there are no issues after six months, the city will decide if those companies can stay on the streets permanently.

To determine public opinion on the scooters, the city of Lakewood has created a survey for residents to voice their thoughts and concerns on bringing electric bike and scooter share systems.

In the survey, residents are asked how they would use the scooter/bike share system, ideal locations to station the scooters/bikes, whether the scooters/bikes should have baskets and if there should be parking areas or flexible parking, among other questions.
To take the survey, click here.