Mountain View, CA temporarily bans electric scooters


Citing serious safety issues caused by electric scooters in cities across
the Bay Area, Mountain View has decided to temporarily ban the devices.

Although the city plans to launch a pilot program in early 2020, city staff
says the ban will give them time to determine how to regulate the e-scooter
operators moving forward.

“The temporary moratorium gives us the opportunity to craft regulations to
address issues that we’ve heard other cities have experienced,” Mayor Lisa
Matichak said in an interview …

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