Scooters are here, but where do they go? Aligning scooter regulations with city goals

Dockless electric scooters (“scooters”) are on streets and sidewalks in hundreds of cities worldwide. As scooters have grown more popular, cities have struggled to both understand and regulate this new mode. Concerned with ensuring that sidewalks remain clear for other travellers, cities are particularly focused on scooter parking behaviours. Scooter riders are widely accused in the media of improper parking, and mis-parking is a common source of public complaint. Yet as communities grapple with how to best plan for and regulate scooters, they lack both a comprehensive understanding of how cities currently regulate scooters, and evidence of scooter parking behaviours. To fill this gap, this paper examines how US cities have regulated scooter parking, analyses rates of improper scooter parking, and synthesises the evidence to discuss how cities can employ scooter regulations, in conjunction with other policies, to realise broader goals such as promoting car-alternative travel, access, and mobility for all.


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  • Pagination: 24p

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  • Accession Number: 01771272
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB Group Limited
  • Files: ATRI
  • Created Date: May 5 2021 3:36PM