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Electric scooters to be discussed by the City of Lansing Tuesday afternoon

Posted at 8:13 AM, Nov 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-20 08:13:47-05

The City of Lansing is set to hold a meeting Tuesday afternoon to discuss potential changes and maybe renewals of electric scooter companies in the city.

One of the ordinances would create licensing and regulation for companies like Bird and Lime to operate in the city of Lansing.

The ordinance would set up licensing fees for those companies and set rules for how the scooters can be parked and driven in Lansing.

It would also require people who want to use the scooters to get a license from the city.

Another ordinance would allow the city to impound those scooters if they're not parked in the right places.

As of November 20th, Lansing police can only impound bicycles.

This ordinance would add scooters, electric scooters, electric bicycles, skateboards and electric skateboards to the list if they're abandoned or not parked in designated spots.

Back in October, Michigan State University Police impounded around 100 scooters because they violated school parking rules.

The city of Lansing signed licensing agreements with both Bird and Lime scooter companies in October.

Those agreements expire by mid-December, 60 days after they were originally signed.

The city could move forward efforts to renew those agreements Tuesday night as well.