Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 19-1505    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Action Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 11/14/2019 In control: Town Council Meeting
On agenda: 12/9/2019 Final action:
Title: Request approval of Transportation Safety Commission-recommended Shared Mobility Devices (SMDs) pilot program
Attachments: 1. Regulatory Requirements for Agenda Items Rev 081519 (002), 2. TSC Motion on SMD Pilot 120419 Final, 3. SMD MOA_2019-11-26, 4. SMD Permit Application_2019-11-26, 5. SMD Pilot Summary_2019-11-26
Subject:
Title
Request approval of Transportation Safety Commission-recommended Shared Mobility Devices (SMDs) pilot program
Body
EXPLANATION AND SUMMARY:

On September 9, 2019 Council held a work session to discuss required regulations for Shared Mobility Devices (SMDs) in accordance with Sate Code:
? 46.2-1315 . Powers of localities to regulate use of motorized skateboards or scooters, bicycles, or electric power-assisted bicycles for hire.
Any county, city, town, or political subdivision may (i) by ordinance regulate or (ii) by any governing body action or administrative action establish a demonstration project or pilot program regulating the operation of motorized skateboards or scooters, bicycles, or electric power-assisted bicycles for hire, provided that such regulation or other governing body or administrative action is consistent with this title. Such ordinance or other governing body or administrative action may require persons offering motorized skateboards or scooters, bicycles, or electric power-assisted bicycles for hire to be licensed, provided that on or after January 1, 2020, in the absence of any licensing ordinance, regulation, or other action, a person may offer motorized skateboards or scooters, bicycles, or electric power-assisted bicycles for hire.

Staff provided documentation of SMD pilot programs currently in operation in other jurisdictions, including Alexandria, Arlington, and City of Fairfax. Staff recommended that the Town create a pilot program similar to these, but tailored to Vienna's needs. At the conclusion of the September 9, 2019 work session, Council has directed staff to prepare a pilot program with the Transportation Safety Commission's input.

During the November 26, 2019 Transportation Safety Commission (TSC) meeting, there was a discussion related to a pilot program for shared mobility devices (SMDs). The proposed program will provide the Town an opportunity to evaluat...

Click here for full text