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Bloomington City Council To Vote On New Scooter Regulations

Two electric scooters on the streets in Bloomington.

The council will consider the proposal at tonight’s 6:30 pm meeting. (Tyler Lake, WTIU/WFIU News)

The Bloomington city council is set to vote on proposed regulations for motorized scooters Wednesday night.

The ordinance outlines rules for how scooters should and shouldn’t be operated, including parking and safety measures.

It sets new rules including banning scooters in designated city sidewalk zones, new fine amounts for illegal scooter parking and limiting the maximum speed for riders to 15 mph.

If approved, the rules will replace an interim agreement the city reached with scooter companies Bird and Lime after they brought hundreds of scooters to the city last year. The same agreement was recently approved for Ford-owned scooter company Spin, which plans to operate in the city.  

In a preliminary vote last Wednesday, three council members recommended passing the ordinance while the remaining six chose to abstain.

The council meets Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

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