Dockless mobility options continue to grow at rapid pace in Austin

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Dockless mobility options continue to grow at rapid pace

What we reported

Since electric scooters arrived in downtown Austin in April, the city has implemented a permitting process; developed rules, partnered with companies to collect data on user behavior, solicited feedback from residents and launched a pilot program to determine how to integrate dockless mobility on trails and parkland.

The latest

The Austin Transportation Department continues to assess the ideal number and distribution of permits, Assistant Director of Smart Mobility Jason JonMichael said, calling dockless mobility “the biggest change to the transportation landscape in over 70 years.” ATD will present a responsible riding ordinance to City Council in March.

By Taylor Jackson Buchanan
Taylor Buchanan joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2018 after completing a master of journalism degree from the University of Texas. She worked as the senior reporter for Community Impact's Southwest Austin edition and is now the editor for the company's flagship Round Rock/Pflugerville/Hutto edition.