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Scooter Companies React to Ban Imposed in Marietta, Georgia


February 20, 2019

MARIETTA, GA. – After the Marietta City Council voted to ban electric scooters inside the City of Marietta, Georgia, scooter companies have issued some public statements in reaction, according to an online news story published by ajc.com. The companies are standing by their vehicles as safe and green methods of transportation.* 

On February 13, the Marietta City Council voted unanimously to ban all electric scooters in the city. The ban went into effect immediately without a lot of fanfare at the meeting. Council members did not discuss the measure before voting, and no members of the public commented on the measure during the meeting. 

The ban applies to commercial, for-rent electric scooters. Though the vehicles became extraordinarily popular in a short amount of time, enthusiasm for the new method of transportation has been waning. Members of the public and local officials have been growing increasingly worried about injury-causing accidents related to the vehicles. People are also weary of the vehicles strewn about sidewalks. 

In response to the Marietta ban, scooter company Bird issued a statement, saying, “Bird is good for the environment and the economy. We are proud that our affordable service helps individuals opt out of the car and onto a more sustainable option, all while providing income opportunities in the communities where we operate.” 

Scooter company Lime also released a statement in which it indicated it was not giving up on the prospect of scooters returning to Marietta.

“We look forward to collaborating with Marietta’s leaders, residents and other key city stakeholders to design a unique micromobility plan for all people,” the Lime statement said. 

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Source:https://www.ajc.com/news/local/marietta-leaders-impose-ban-scooters/RDmdpSONnYehgfvmQKuTDL/

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