Austin Mulls Electric Scooter Use on Park Trails

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Cities across the country are dealing with the invasion of rentable electric scooters in their downtown areas, and now Austin, Texas, is mulling allowing them in the city’s parks.

Following a pilot program that ran between January and September 2019, the Austin Parks and Recreation Department has recommended to the city that scooter use should be permitted on certain trails, according to the local NBC affiliate.

Recommendations for the use of scooters on park lands were included in a letter from Austin Parks and Recreation Department director Kimberly McNeeley to the city’s mayor. While scooter use was recommended, limitations and best practices were also included in the letter.

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