CONTACT: Justin Renteria, (210) 207-0900
SAN ANTONIO (Feb. 14, 2019) – Today, the San Antonio City Council approved updated regulations for the Dockless Vehicle Pilot Program by a vote of 10-1. District 1 Councilman Roberto Treviño provided the following statement:
“The much-needed updates to the Dockless Vehicle Ordinance address some of the accessibility and nuisance issues brought forth by residents in District 1 and across San Antonio while still allowing for scooters to remain as a viable mode of transportation.
Residents have diverse opinions on these devices. The community and the City must continue to work together with the scooter companies to build a framework which (a) keeps our pedestrians and riders safe, and (b) recognizes the need for new transportation options.
Beginning today, residents can expect: more scooter enforcement; a more concerted effort by area partners to remove scooters that are blocking access to ADA ramps and sidewalks; and, limited hours of operation at night.
The City Council expects to make some additional adjustments at the summation of the pilot program that will help maintain the quality of life our residents expect while providing additional protections for pedestrians and riders. Potential changes could include more parking zones, expanded geo-fencing, speed limits, and mandatory deployment zones. We must especially focus on ensuring the number dockless vehicle companies and devices in the city remains consistent with safety standards and the demand.
Over the next two months, the public’s participation will have considerable influence on the final policy later this spring. I encourage the public to take the scooter survey on the SA Speak Up website, and report scooter violations on the 311SA App.”