Franklin BOMA to consider electric scooter ban March 10

Franklin's Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider an ordinance to ban electric scooters within the city on March 10. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
Franklin's Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider an ordinance to ban electric scooters within the city on March 10. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)

Franklin's Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider an ordinance to ban electric scooters within the city on March 10. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)

Franklin’s Board of Mayor and Aldermen will consider an ordinance that would prohibit on-demand electric scooters anywhere within the city, according to the agenda for the board’s meeting on March 10.


The ordinance cites safety concerns as the reason for the scooter prohibition, specifically pointing out concerns about unattended scooters creating tripping hazards, creating a cluttered environment for city sidewalks and the city not having the infrastructure to support the safe operation of scooters.

The ordinance comes a few months after the board discussed the possibility of adding electric scooters to the Cool Springs area of Franklin, where many alderman and residents voiced their disapproval of the scooters after they were introduced in Nashville.


The board’s vote on Tuesday will be the first of two readings of the ordinance, with the ordinance expected to go before the board for a second meeting later this month.


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