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File #: 180606    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/10/2018 In control: PUBLIC WORKS COMMITTEE
On agenda: Final action: 7/31/2018
Effective date: 8/4/2018    
Title: A substitute ordinance relating to dockless motorized scooters in the city.
Sponsors: ALD. BAUMAN
Attachments: 1. 2018-07-12 Eastern District of WI filing of Notice of Removal.pdf, 2. 2018-07-12 file stamped Milwaukee County Notice of Filing of Notice of R.._.pdf, 3. 2018-07-12 Ltr to A. Stephens Encl Filings.pdf, 4. Interim Operating Agreement 6.8.18 - BLANK, 5. Milwaukee - Indemnification Agreement, 6. Bird Intro Deck, 7. Bird Deck 5.23, 8. City-of-Milwaukee_Bird-Rides,-Inc_18-GL,-Auto,-Um_6-22-2018_1287905327, 9. Email2, 10. Ware on Bird Scooters 7.17.18, 11. Email1, 12. Bird Email 3, 13. Bird Citation, 14. Bird - DPW July 2018, 15. Bird email 4, 16. bird email 5, 17. Eyes on Milwaukee_ Dockless Scooters Debut Here » Urban Milwaukee, 18. UPDATED_ Bird Scooters Land in Milwaukee in Time for Summerfest - Shepherd Express, 19. City of Milwaukee suing Bird _ BizTimes Media Milwaukee, 20. City Attorney's office says Bird scooters in Milwaukee not lawful - Milwaukee - Milwaukee Business Journal, 21. City says it's illegal to ride Bird scooters on streets, sidewalks, 22. Milwaukee taking legal action against Bird Scooters, 23. Bird scooters in Milwaukee are illegal to use says city attorney, 24. ‘Pure arrogance_’ City officials warn Bird scooters illegal in Milwaukee; operators subject to $98 fine _ FOX6Now, 25. Bird Scooters are illegal to ride on streets or sidewalks, city attorney's office says - TMJ4 Milwaukee, WI, 26. City requests 30 day suspension of Bird scooter service, 27. Bird scooters show up in Arlington — without county’s blessing _ WTOP, 28. Denverite article, 29. Austin City Council scrambles to regulate a sudden flock of electric scooters on its streets _ The Texas Tribune, 30. City leaders file lawsuit against 'Bird Scooters', 31. Nashville to Bird_ Remove all scooters from city rights-of-way by end of Wednesday or face impounding, 32. Metro takes Bird to court - Nashville Business Journal, 33. email5, 34. email4, 35. email3, 36. DPW Email, 37. email6, 38. CC FIle 180606 motion.pdf, 39. Letter to Mayor, 40. email7, 41. Notice Published on 8-3-18, 42. Three Scooter Companies Are Competing to Own Portland’s Streets. Here’s How They Compare, 43. Southern Californians are tossing electric scooters into ocean, burning them_ report _ Fox News, 44. Scooter use is rising in major cities. So are trips to the emergency room, 45. Notice Published on 8-16-18
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultTallyAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
8/3/20181 CITY CLERK PUBLISHED   Action details Meeting details Not available
7/31/20181 MAYOR SIGNED   Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Proposed Substitute A adds the following language at the beginning of sub 4, "REMOVAL OF DOCKLESS MOTORIZED SCOOTERS"; "As under s. 341.04(1), Wis. Stats., the opearation of unregistered motor vehicles on public highways is prohibited, if.." Proposed Substitute A also removes the subsession in Substitute 1 titled "PROHIBITED, " "EXCEPTION" and "PENALTY" (subs. 2,3 and 8)
Pass14:0 Action details Meeting details Not available
7/31/20181 COMMON COUNCIL PASSEDPass12:2 Action details Meeting details Not available

Minutes note: Atty. Adam Stephens - City Attorney's Office
Pass5:0 Action details Meeting details Video Video
7/10/20180 COMMON COUNCIL ASSIGNED TO   Action details Meeting details Not available

A substitute ordinance relating to dockless motorized scooters in the city.

81-43.9 cr
101-54 cr

This ordinance outlines local regulation of the operation of dockless motorized scooter systems in the city in recognition of the need for State legislation allowing motorized scooters.
Whereas, Dockless scooter technology is developing rapidly; and

Whereas, Dockless bikes and motorized scooter technology can be a valuable component of an urban transportation system; and

Whereas, The City recognizes that dockless motorized scooters may create disruption and hazards in the public right-of-way; and

Whereas, The City wishes to conduct a pilot study to evaluate the operation and effectiveness of dockless motorized scooter systems but may not do so until the state statutes are amended to allow the operation of dockless motorized scooter upon the highway including public streets and sidewalk; and

Whereas, It is the intent of the City to seek state legislation regulating standards and registration of dockless motorized scooters as part of a shared system or as privately owned vehicles; now, therefore

The Mayor and Common Council of the City of Milwaukee do ordain as follows:

Part 1. Section 81-43.9 of the code is created to read:

81-43.9 Dockless Motorized Scooter Redemption Fee. The fee for redemption of a dockless motorized scooter that has been impounded shall be $100.

Part 2. Section 101-54 of the code is created to read:

101-54. Dockless Motorized Scooters.

1. DEFINITIONS. In this section:

a. “Dockless” means a system of self-service vehicles made available for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis, which are GPS enabled, and may be tracked and remotely disabled, and which may be rented via a smart-phone app, vendor website, vendor customer service number, or a pre-paid PIN and which do not require structures at permanent, fix...

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