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Published on Friday, February 15, 2019

E-Scooter Pilot Improvements Are the Start of Safer, Pedestrian-Friendly Streets

CONTACT: Bruce Davidson, 210-207-8998
bruce.davidson@sanantonio.gov
Alex Sarabia, 210-207-8979
alex.sarabia@sanantonio.gov

 

SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2019) — Mayor Ron Nirenberg said today that the dockless vehicle revisions are just the start to a better micro-mobility system in which everyone can safely and efficiently use City streets and sidewalks.

 

“Pedestrian safety remains our top priority,” said Mayor Ron Nirenberg. “Today’s improvements to the e-scooter pilot program are small, yet meaningful changes to improve safety, protect pedestrians and reduce unnecessary clutter on our streets. We are making these revisions based on resident feedback and as part of our process of adopting a holistic policy.”

 

City Council approved the six-month pilot program last year with a light touch regulatory approach while officials evaluate the new transit options. More regulations will be considered at the end of the pilot program.

 

“We are developing our dockless vehicle rules with best practices to ensure safety for all pedestrians, particularly older residents, parents with strollers and those with disabilities,” stated Mayor Nirenberg. “This additional oversight will enable e-scooters to remain a viable form of transportation while balancing the necessity of pedestrian safety and compliance of ADA rules.”

 

“Today’s scooter adjustments are just the start of our efforts to enhance public safety, but also incentivize innovative solutions to city challenges in the process,” the Mayor added.