City Council member drafts ordinance on e-scooters

City Council member drafts ordinance on e-scooters

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - In the fall, electric scooters began popping up in various locations around downtown Evansville. Since then, city leaders have been working on an ordinance to make sure they’re properly regulated.

The first reading cleared the council in their regular meeting on Monday evening.

The draft ordinance outlines rules for parking, rider restrictions, plus enforcement among other topics. 14 News first saw e-scooters in downtown Evansville in October. Councilwoman Michelle Mercer drafted the ordinance and anticipates changes before council votes on it.

If adopted, the rules would become law 60 days later.

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