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Old 02-13-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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Use existing on-street parking spaces, that way dockless mobility devices are out of the sidewalk. The city owns the public ROW, dockless mobility companies pay the city a yearly permit to operate on public ROW. The fees collected go to sidewalk maintenance, installation of more dockless mobility corrals (minimal cost) and expansion of LIT lanes, trails, etc.
Private vehicles, delivery trucks, etc. get to use the parking spaces for no charge or pay a small fee.
I understand that you are talking about existing parking spaces. You still didn't answer the question. Do you believe the companies should pay an additional fee for dedicated parking? What about in cases where on-street parking isn't free? In those cases, the rest of us have every right to use public right of way, and our taxes have paid for the spaces, but we still have to pay extra to use it.
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Old 02-13-2019, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I understand that you are talking about existing parking spaces. You still didn't answer the question. Do you believe the companies should pay an additional fee for dedicated parking? What about in cases where on-street parking isn't free? In those cases, the rest of us have every right to use public right of way, and our taxes have paid for the spaces, but we still have to pay extra to use it.
No the permit fee should go to that, the mobility dockless corrals are simple.

Taxis, and ride-hailing companies do not pay fees to use curb space. On-street parking in the dense ares charge personal vehicles fees. The city still owns the ROW and has the right to decide what to do with it. Remove the meter and add space for 10 or more dockless mobility devices, which will de-clutter the sidewalk.

If the biggest issues are dockless mobility devices blocking sidewalks, there is a simple and low cost solution. The issue is no one wants to pull the trigger and remove 1 parking space to provide space for over 10 dockless mobility scooters. Businesses can get 10X the customers using this method.
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Old 02-14-2019, 08:14 AM
 
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I saw another fellow riding one of these scooters up the sidewalk today, so it looks like they are catching on.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:09 AM
 
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I saw another fellow riding one of these scooters up the sidewalk today, so it looks like they are catching on.
I had someone riding a scooter run into me on the sidewalk recently, on a street with a bike lane. They are catching on alright.
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:50 AM
 
Location: Johns Creek area
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I had someone riding a scooter run into me on the sidewalk recently, on a street with a bike lane. They are catching on alright.
Are the scooter drivers required to wear helmets?
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Old 02-14-2019, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I had someone riding a scooter run into me on the sidewalk recently, on a street with a bike lane. They are catching on alright.
Was on the sidewalk, bike lane, or crosswalk?
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Old 02-14-2019, 03:12 PM
 
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Are the scooter drivers required to wear helmets?
I think the scooter companies ask that they wear helmets. I’m not certain though.

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Was on the sidewalk, bike lane, or crosswalk?
What are you asking? I mentioned that I was on the sidewalk in my post. There was a bike lane on the street, but the scooter rider was on the sidewalk. Neither of us were near a crosswalk.
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Old 02-14-2019, 04:38 PM
 
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I saw another scooter coming up the sidewalk this afternoon, as well as a bicyclist.

It's unfortunate the powers-that-be in Midtown are opposed to having protected bike lanes on Peachtree, since it is one of the most popular areas for human powered vehicles. Maybe things will change someday.
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Old 02-15-2019, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I saw another scooter coming up the sidewalk this afternoon, as well as a bicyclist.

It's unfortunate the powers-that-be in Midtown are opposed to having protected bike lanes on Peachtree, since it is one of the most popular areas for human powered vehicles. Maybe things will change someday.
It's unfortunate that aggressive and too fast vehicles make LIT users feel uncomfortable. The speed limit should not be 35.
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Old 02-15-2019, 05:49 PM
 
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It's unfortunate that aggressive and too fast vehicles make LIT users feel uncomfortable. The speed limit should not be 35.
Well, I've said it before and I'll say it again.

I'd be willing to provide protected bike lanes for a period of 5 years, to see if people will come out and use them.

If not, we can go back to what we have now.

It's just sort of sad that we can't get bike lanes on Peachtree in Midtown, which is Ground Zero for urban Millennials. Same with downtown, which is Ground Zero for tourists, and fairly high on the list for Millenials as well. Seems to me the window of opportunity is closing, since the UM's will be aging out soon.
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