Flower Mound explores options for rental scooters

Lime scooters like these were recently spotted in Flower Mound, prompting town officials to consider adding regulations.

Lime scooters like these were recently spotted in Flower Mound, prompting town officials to consider adding regulations.

Flower Mound will be exploring its options for regulating dockless scooters, including possibly banning them altogether.

Back in late March, police spotted a few of the Lime rental scooters at Hound Mound Dog Park. City officials said they called the company to have them removed.

Town council members discussed concerns at a strategic planning session June 21. There was talk about scooters not only being an eyesore but also a safety hazard.

“When you look at our town, where—where—are you able to ride a scooter and not be worried about getting hit by a car or an F-250?” Council Member Claudio Forest said in a video of the meeting.

Staff will present options at a future meeting.
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.