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Alexandria Scoots into Pilot Program Making Personal Mobility a Transportation Priority

ALEXANDRIA, VA–On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Alexandria’s City Council approved a nine-month pilot program allowing scooter companies to operate in the city.

Electric scooters are popping up on urban streets all over America, and like it or not, it looks like they are adapting to quaint historical jurisdictions as well. DC already allows them, and Arlington just said yes to a pilot program too.

Despite concerns about Old Town’s narrow sidewalks and streets, the prevailing thoughts were that it could reduce car traffic and that the scooters are inevitable – better to embrace and manage early than play catch up later is part of the thinking.

Look for shared scooter companies to enter the market before the holidays.

Mary Wadland

Mary Wadland is the Publisher and Editor in Chief of The Zebra Press, founded by her in 2010. Originally from Delray Beach, Florida, Mary is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Hollins College in Roanoke, VA and has lived and worked in the Alexandria publishing community since 1987.

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