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File #: 19-1157    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Presentation Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 10/25/2019 In control: Work Session
On agenda: 11/26/2019 Final action:
Title: Discussion on Possible E-Scooter Regulations in Franklin. (WS 11/26/19)
Sponsors: Eric Stuckey, Holland Schellhase
Attachments: 1. Scooters Report.pdf, 2. ConceptualScooterDistrict.pdf, 3. E-Scooter Presentation.pdf

DATE:                                                               November 14, 2019

 

TO:                                          Board of Mayor and Aldermen

 

FROM:                                          Eric Stuckey, City Administrator

                                          Holland Schellhase, Management Fellow

                     

                                          

SUBJECT:                                          

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Discussion on Possible E-Scooter Regulations in Franklin.  (WS 11/26/19) 

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Purpose

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide information to the Franklin Board of Mayor and Aldermen (BOMA) regarding  electric scooters (e-scooters) as a transportation option and receive direction from the Board of Mayor and Aldermen.

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Background                     

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The Sustainability Commission brought to the City’s attention that e-scooters could be a potential new form of transportation. E-scooters were seen by the commission as a potential alternative that could reduce automobile trips and/or be a complement to transit services. The City researched other examples of cities involvement with e-scooter vendors including Nashville, Knoxville, Brentwood, Memphis and Asheville (NC). An internal deliberation was held between city employees from various departments to initially understand the specifics of potential e-scooter regulations. Regulation options discussed were the following: a scooter ban, a scooter district, and scooters allowed anywhere in city limits. Safety and liability were further researched as well. All findings were brought back to the Sustainability Commission before presenting at the Board of Mayor and Alderman Work session.       body

 

Financial Impact                     

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There is no financial impact.     

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Recommendation                                          

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Board guidance is being sought on this topic and whether to staff should pursue further development of a pilot program for shared electric scooters within a defined district within the City of Franklin. 

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