This Morning: Public hearing set in Lansing for electric scooters

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Lansing city officials want to hear from you regarding the use of electric scooters.

City council members will hold a public hearing tonight to go over a set of new rules.

They’ve been working on an ordinance to regulate and license electric scooters in the city.

Council members are hoping to make it clear that electric scooter companies need to get license before deploying a fleet of electric scooters.

The rules would include having companies share data like crash information with the city, maintain a 24 hour customer service line, make sure scooters are parked away from areas that interfere with traffic and limit the speed of scooters to 15 miles per hour in the city.

Click here to read a draft ordinance.

Electric scooter companies have temporary licenses to operate in the city.

Those will expire soon, which is why city officials are hoping to craft new rules.

That meeting is open to the public and will take place Monday night at 7PM in the Lansing City Council Chambers.

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