City invites public comment to its scooter pilot project, hosts a Dockless Mobility Device Open House Sat Oct 6 in Del Ray

Here’s an update for Lenox Place at Sunnyside residents on the issue of scooters (“dockless mobility”) which our law enforcement community discussed at our recent Annual Meeting:

The City of Alexandria is hosting a Dockless Mobility Device Open House on Sat., Oct. 6, from 11 am – 1 pm, at the Judy Lowe Neighborhood Park, 1 & 7 East Del Ray Ave., in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria.

The City also invites public comment to its scooter pilot project through Oct. 15. The notice from the City is below:

City of Alexandria Seeks Input on Draft Recommendations for the Scooter Pilot Program 
In January 2019, the City launched a pilot program permitting scooter companies to operate in Alexandria under certain guidelines. Over the past 9 months, the City has worked through many challenges and made adjustments to improve the program. While scooters have been used for more than 200,000 trips, issues such as improper parking, unsafe riding, and reporting are challenges that require additional regulation and oversight. In order for the City to continue to (and more strictly) regulate scooter companies and riders, a Phase II pilot program with additional recommendations is being considered.  
The City is seeking input on these draft recommendations. This input, along with data, research, comments received throughout the program, and feedback from focus group meetings will help guide the development of a final staff recommendation that Council will consider later this fall. 
Complete the Scooter Program Draft Recommendations Feedback Form
The feedback form will be open through Tuesday, October 15.
To learn more about the pilot scooter program visit alexandriava.gov/Scooters.