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BREAKING: Alexandria Scooters Staying Another 12 Months but Banned on All Sidewalks

Scooters Now Officially Banned on ALL City Sidewalks

Alexandria Mayor Justin Wilson (far right), City Councilman John Chapman, and City Councilwoman Del Pepper with a Skip scooter representative at George Washington Middle School on Earth Day, April 27, 2019. (Facebook photo)

ALEXANDRIA, VA – On Saturday, December 14, 2019, City Council unanimously voted to extend the Memo of Understanding regarding the Micro-Mobility Scooter program with a few caveats.

Scooters are banned from traveling on ALL city sidewalks, and there can be no more than one rider per device. As Mayor Justin Wilson joked, “Next week they will probably come out with tandem scooters and we will have to revisit this piece of the ordinance.”

In addition, the City Manager shall immediately form a Scooter Task Force to be comprised of representatives from the Alexandria business associations, as well as from each planning commission zone, and many at-large members, with emphasis on forming a balanced group from all parts of the City.

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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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