Most co. went out of business or switched to e-scooters
They get left everywhere and impact mobility for pedestrians, cyclists, those with disabilities, etc.
Boulder idd 5 community demos
“A couple hundred people” participated; strongest in Flatiron Biz Park
700 responses through BeHeard Boulder
37% in favor
49% not in favor
Indicating more support among CU students
53% who had ridden were in favor; 22% who had not ridden were in favor
35+ not in favor; younger than 35 were in favor
$100-$150K per year were least in favor: 52% against
Spanish-speaking outreach: 10% response rate; 57% in favor
TAB: OK with recommendations; some want e-scooters or pilot programs limited to East Boulder (Flatiron Park, Airport Road, East Walnut)
CU: Still deciding to allow e-scooters or not
Chamber: Supports pilot programs for e-scooters and all first/last-mile options
Downtown Management Commission + BJAD: Both had concerns but wanted to move forward with bikes and e-scooters
Community Cycles: In favor of micromobility, especially at 55th/Central area
No, Kemp says. Data is all over the place right now. We had to reach and find what we could.
Those should be our guiding principles here, McIntyre says.
40,000 rides, 9,000 users — all during the winter.
And initial complaints have diminished dramatically due to strict regulations.
They would benefit from a scooter pilot, TAB felt.
She supports TAB.
Other cities have found this is not worse than other modes. Referencing Portland data.
Kemp: "The evaluations aren't all the same. You can draw from whichever evaluation report you'd like. We were focused on finding out where ppl were getting hurt."
Kemp: We're doing our best to piece together data. It's hopeful a 2020 report will pull all that together.
Yes, Hernandez says.
She asks how to make sure they stay there with geofencing.
McIntyre: We intended it for being a broader area than just the office park.
And you mentioned 21 deaths from scooters. Where? What were the characteristics of these roads? That plays a role.
20X the accident rate per mile of bikes is pretty notable.
Countering Brockett's Portland example: They had a 4-month pilot and 176 crashes that required emergency rooms.
So we've got Friend, Brockett, Weaver for a pilot. Yates, Wallach against.
And Swetlik, Young against for now but maybe later.
Council voting on it in March; current regulations sunset in August 2020.
Kemp: Not yet
Hernandez: That's why we wanted to invest in B-Cycle now.
Bird rep shaking his head
AND take dockless e-bike regulations to TAB and then back to us.