City Approves One-year Shared-Scooter Agreement, Moscow, ID, 2022
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jun 1, 2022 Date Launched: Jun 1, 2022 Date Ended: Jun 30, 2023 Dates given are approximate. Pilot Project Timeframe: 1 year
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The City Council of Moscow, Idaho voted unanimously to approve a one-year licensing agreement with Bird to bring scooter share to the area. Bird will begin deploying 25-35 e-scooters in June, and add more incrementally on a weekly basis. By the end of the pilot, Moscow could receive up to 200 e-scooters total. Riders will be charged by the minute, and low-income users, senior citizens, and veterans are eligible for a 50% discount. The scooters will be limited to 10 miles per hour on sidewalks and 15 miles per hour on non-motorized pathways, and will be prohibited from being used in the city’s downtown area. Bird must also maintain a 24-hour hotline for complaints and removal requests.
This short-term contract allows the city to more easily address public concerns and evaluate the program with more flexibility. It will also help Moscow assess how the e-scooters contribute to transportation in the area and fit in with the city’s Climate Action Plan.