City of Chandler to consider pilot scooter program

The Chandler City Council will consider a pilot program to bring scooters to the city.  (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)
The Chandler City Council will consider a pilot program to bring scooters to the city. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Chandler City Council will consider a pilot program to bring scooters to the city. (Emma Freer/Community Impact Newspaper)

At a meeting Nov. 6, the Chandler Transportation Commission voted to recommend to city council the city’s proposed shared mobility pilot program that would bring electric scooters to the city of Chandler.

The pilot program would last one year, according to city officials, and would require license agreements with the scooter companies. Officials said the license agreements allow for easier enforcement when there is a stray scooter somewhere it does not belong, and the fees collected from the companies allow the city to provide parking areas for the scooters.


The pilot calls for no more than 150 scooters per company for the first three months, and after three months the city would allow administrative approval of gradual fleet expansion.

Other Phoenix-area municipalities have brought scooters into the fold, including the town of Gilbert and the city of Scottsdale.

The final approval for the pilot program is with City Council, and the item is expected to appear on an agenda for a vote in the coming weeks. The transportation commission is a recommending body though they vote within meetings to discuss and approve commission agenda items.
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