Scottsdale puts off new electric scooter rules

By Mike Sunnucks | Rose Law Group Reporter

The Scottsdale City Council has delayed potential actions to impose new rules and regulations on electric scooters.

The council was slated to hear a set of proposals on new scooter regulations at its Jan. 19 meeting. Council members voted 7-0 to hear those proposals at a future date which has not yet been determined.

Some of the potential changes to the city code would relate to scooters and their use in Old Town Scottsdale.

There have been safety concerns about electric scooters and pedestrians in areas of downtown Scottsdale.

The possible restrictions could ban scooters from sidewalks in downtown and Old Town.

The city could also restrict the riding scooters in the downtown area between 11:30 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Other proposals could require parental permission for those under the age of 16 to use scooters and new regulations so scooters are parked at racks or in designated areas.

Scottsdale could also set new impoundment fees for abandoned or orphaned scooters.

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