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File #: 190661.    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Discussion Item Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2019 In control: City Manager
On agenda: 12/5/2019 Final action: 12/5/2019
Title: Micromobility Process Discussion (B) This item involves a request to the City Commission to review the draft ordinance on the regulation of micromobility devices in Gainesville and provide input and direction to staff.
Attachments: 1. 190661A_Draft Ordinance Micromobility_20191205, 2. 190661B_Mobility_MOB105_Dockless Mobility MOU_UF Signed_20191205, 3. Text File

Title

Micromobility Process Discussion (B)

 

This item involves a request to the City Commission to review the draft ordinance on the regulation of micromobility devices in Gainesville and provide input and direction to staff.

 

Explanation

Micromobility devices are emerging transportation options that provide City residents and visitors with alternative shared transportation options. Micromobility devices are described as any motorized transportation device made available for private use by reservation through an online application, website, or software for point-to-point trips.  This term includes motorized scooters and motorized bicycles, as defined by the Florida Statutes.

 

Staff has conducted extensive research on the advantages and disadvantages of Micromobility, including looking at the challenges other local governments and peer cities have encountered related to Micromobility services. Staff believes it is in the best interest of the City to regulate Micromobility services in order to promote user safety, ensure the public right-of-way is used in a safe manner and prevent obstruction of the right-of-way.

 

City staff has coordinated with the University of Florida to seek input and address concerns; as well as presented information and received public feedback at the Mobility Workshop held April 24, 2019. Staff requests that the City Commission review the draft ordinance included in the back-up and provide input and direction.

 

Fiscal Note

This is a discussion item only with no fiscal impacts at this time.

 

Recommendation

The City Commission review the draft ordinance on the regulation of Micromobility devices in Gainesville and provide direction to staff.




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