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File #: 19-0784    Version: 1
Type: Bill Status: Passed
File created: 7/29/2019 In control: Land Use, Transportation & Infrastructure Committee
On agenda: 8/26/2019 Final action: 8/26/2019
Title: A bill for an ordinance concerning the operation of electric scooters in the city and county of Denver. Amends various sections of Chapter 54 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) concerning the operation of electric scooters in the City. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 8-6-19.
Indexes: Zach Rothmier
Attachments: 1. BR19 0784 PW Scooter DRMC Request, 2. BR19 0784 PW Scooter DRMC Draft Bill, 3. Denver Dockless Mobility Update_LUTI_080619v2, 4. 19-0784.pdf, 5. 19-0784_Filed Scooter DRMC.pdf, 6. 19-0784 - mo signed.pdf, 7. 19-0784 - signed.pdf
Other/Miscellaneous Request Template (Appointments; ROW; Code Changes; Zoning Action, etc.)

Date Submitted: 7-29-19

Requesting Agency: Public Works
Division:

Subject Matter Expert Name: Jason Gallardo
Email Address: jason.gallardo@denvergov.org

Item Title & Description:
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A bill for an ordinance concerning the operation of electric scooters in the city and county of Denver.
Amends various sections of Chapter 54 of the Denver Revised Municipal Code (DRMC) concerning the operation of electric scooters in the City. The Committee approved filing this item at its meeting on 8-6-19.
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Affected Council District(s) or citywide? Citywide

Executive Summary with Rationale and Impact:
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Denver Public Works (DPW) is currently operating a Dockless Mobility Vehicle Pilot Permit Program, which permits the commercial operation of dockless scooters and bicycles on city right-of-way. The pilot began in August 2018, and was a response to the unauthorized deployment of these vehicles in May 2018. At that time, city ordinance and Colorado state code defined dockless scooters as "toy vehicles," which relegated their use to sidewalks. Based on near-universal feedback that the vehicles were more appropriately operated in bike lanes or the road, City Council passed an ordinance in January defining the scooters as "Electric Mobility Scooters" and requiring them to be ridden in bike lanes or ...

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