Here’s How You Can Weigh In On Our Scooter Pilot Program

Photo Credit: Pixels

Photo Credit: Markus Spiske temporausch.com via Pixels

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been hard at work talking to groups who represent people with disabilities, diverse and low-income populations, other government agencies, as well as bike and pedestrian advocacy groups.

 

Now, we have two opportunities for you to weigh in. Join us on Oct. 30, between 6 – 8 PM at a public forum held at City Hall. 

 

This event is an opportunity to listen to a panel of vendors answer questions about their scooter operations in other cities and what the future holds for the industry.

 

Or you may take this online survey.

 

Your feedback will inform our outreach as we move into the next phases of planning our scooter pilot program. 

 

We want to create a scooter share program that offers new mobility options while maintaining sidewalk comfort & the safety of pedestrians, people who are blind or low-vision, & people living with disabilities.

 

Belltown neighborhood showing a cyclist and pedestrians crossing the street

Belltown neighborhood showing a cyclist and pedestrians crossing the street

 

In order to do this, we have designed a three-phased outreach and engagement process. We are currently in phase two: a focused outreach and engagement effort where we work with stakeholder groups to help shape the goals, scope, and scale of scooter share in Seattle.

 

The survey and the City Hall event will mark the end of this phase of outreach, and your input in this phase is invaluable to our efforts.

 

In the next few weeks, outreach will continue with various neighborhoods and communities.

 

We want to know what you think a successful scooter pilot program would look like. 

 

Scooters

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Some of our goals include:

  • establishing rules for scooter share vendors and users
  • providing a low-carbon mobility option in our effort to reduce carbon emissions
  • encouraging safety, in line with our Vision Zero initiative
  • ensuring our sidewalks serve blind and low-vision people and other people living with disabilities
  • improving connections to transit for all, including for people with disabilities
  • ensuring affordable and equitable service, particularly for communities of color
  • supporting an active, healthy, people-first use of Seattle’s streets

 

If you have any further questions or comments, please visit our website or email us at scootershare@seattle.gov.