Dallas halts scooter program citing public safety concerns

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Communications, Outreach and Marketing Press Release

Aug. 31, 2020  

Communications, Outreach & Marketing 

Dallas halts scooter program citing public safety concerns

Dallas, Texas – The City of Dallas Transportation Department is halting the City’s scooter program beginning Friday, Sept 4. The decision was made to halt the program in consultation with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) due to public safety concerns from residents.   

“We have received complaints about scooters and would like to make substantial changes to the scooter program,” said Transportation Director Mike Rogers. “The changes will include public safety considerations so that the city may have safe modes of alternative transportation.”   

The City’s scooter operators are required to cease operations by Wednesday, Sept. 2. All scooters must be removed from city streets by the close of business on Friday, Sept. 4.   

Complaints included allegations that companies and riders were not adhering to the dockless vehicle ordinance and it posed a public safety issue.   

The Transportation Department and DPD will host community meetings with residents, business owners and vendors to discuss public safety solutions while the scooters remain off the road.