DENVER (CBS4) – The City of Denver wants the public’s input on its Dockless Mobility Pilot Permit Program. The program launched in July of 2018.
“I know you walk and see one thrown on the side of the road. That’s a little messy, so if there’s ways to kind of clean that up it’ll be better,” said Tyler Sparks, who uses a scooter.
Officials at Denver Public Works says comments will help them decide what needs to be adjusted, if any, to the program and will help develop a potential ongoing program. The pilot program ends after this summer.
“As long as they keep enforcing that you have to park them outside of the walking lane, so that they’re not in your way as you walk, I think that’s good,” said Don Elliott, who doesn’t use either scooter or bike.
There are 1,750 electric scooters and 1,000 electric bikes around the city. City leaders recently passed a new law allowing those devices to be used in bike lanes, alongside vehicles, or on streets with speed limits of 30 mph or less.
“I like them. I think it’s easy and convenient to get to and from work or wherever you need to get to,” said Brittni Langus.
If a bike lane is not available, and the speed limit is higher than 30 mph, a rider can travel on the sidewalk at 6 mph or less.