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The City of Charlottesville has approved the second Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Program permit

Post Date:01/10/2019 9:13 AM
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Brian Wheeler
Director of Communications
434-970-3129
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2019

The City of Charlottesville has approved the second Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Program

Bird plans to deploy 100 electric scooters as early as January 10th.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA -The City of Charlottesville has approved the second Dockless Scooter and Bicycle Policy Program permit to Bird. Bird plans to deploy 100 electric scooters as early as January 10th.

In November 2018, the City adopted a dockless scooter and bicycle policy to strengthen the City’s transportation network and meet the City’s environmental and mobility goals. This temporary pilot program was authorized by City Council on November 5, 2019 and is planned to last until July 31, 2019. Under the pilot program, the City has now granted permits to Lime and Bird to operate dockless mobility devices in the City.

The program does not require City personnel to assume responsibility for the devices. Nonetheless, as part of the temporary program, the City will be evaluating the positive and negative impacts that these devices have in Charlottesville. Customers are able to use smartphones or prepaid cards to access these devices. Riders are required to use the street and bike lanes and are not allowed to ride on City sidewalks. Riders must obey all safety rules and laws.

The City urges riders to follow the directions for responsible riding and parking and also urges drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of these new transportation devices.

For more information about the City’s Dockless Pilot Program please visit www.charlottesville.org/dockless. To learn more and how to access these devices, please visit www.bird.co and www.lime.me.

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