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File #: 180115.    Version: Name: Dockless Scooters and Other Forms of Transportation
Type: Ordinance Status: Adopted
File created: 6/21/2018 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 11/19/2020 Final action: 12/3/2020
Title: Ordinance Regulating Micromobility Services (B) Ordinance No. 180115 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Chapter 26 of the City Code of Ordinances to create Article VII Micromobility Services, to regulate micromobility services within the City of Gainesville, Florida; establishing permit requirements; establishing operational requirements; establishing revocation, appeals and suspension processes; amending Appendix A - Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges to establish regulatory fees; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180115_DocklessSystemPresentation_GPC_20180927.pdf, 2. 180115_GPC-20180927.pdf, 3. 180115_draft ordinance_20200305.pdf, 4. 180115_draft ordinance_20201119.pdf, 5. 180115_Ordinance Final_202020201203.pdf
Title
Ordinance Regulating Micromobility Services (B)

Ordinance No. 180115

An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Chapter 26 of the City Code of Ordinances to create Article VII Micromobility Services, to regulate micromobility services within the City of Gainesville, Florida; establishing permit requirements; establishing operational requirements; establishing revocation, appeals and suspension processes; amending Appendix A - Schedule of Fees, Rates and Charges to establish regulatory fees; providing directions to the codifier; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

Explanation
This ordinance passed on first reading on March 5, 2020. However, due to the pandemic, the second reading was cancelled. Due to the length of time that has passed since the first reading, this ordinance has been re-advertised for a first reading on November 19, 2020 and a second reading on December 3, 2020.

Micromobility devices are motorized transportation devices, including electric scooters and motorized bicycles, made available for public use by reservation through an online application for point to point trips. Micromobility services rent micromobility devices on a short term basis. The micromobility services allow users to begin and end trips at any location following local parameters for parking. Mobility is enhanced as the devices can provide "door to door" access and are not limited to docking station locations. Micromobility services can remotely control the speed of the micromobility devices and the locations users can take the devices. At the end of a ride, the user can leave the micromobility device in any authorized location.

The proposed ordinance will regulate micromobility services, but not users. A micromobility service must apply for a permit from both the City and the University of Florida in order to operate within the City. The ordinance limits the number of micromobility ...

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