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City administration recommends E-Scooter program be extended

Last Updated Dec 17, 2020 at 10:30 am MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) – A report presented to council Wednesday by city administration recommends that the E-Scooter program be extended given the fact that the scooters are extremely popular.

The scooters are used mainly in the downtown core, but there are some persistent issues that the administration did bring up to council. Typically, about where people are parking the scooters and as well as not using them safely.

Andrew Sedor with the city says users were fined for parking the scooters improperly.

“The E-Scooter companies reviewed photos taken at the end of trips and issued fines to customers that did not park properly. Citizens also submitted 311’s for improperly parked E-Scooters and these were shared with the companies for investigation. A hundred and eighty-eight company fines were issued to users.”

Prior changes such as speed limits in heavily trafficked areas also cut down on the number of 311 complaints.

But the report showed there were dozens of injuries well especially throughout the night.