Council approves pilot scooter program

Meg Hibbert Contributing writer After studying the ins and outs of rental “shared mobility systems,” Salem City Council on Jan. 24 unanimously approved a pilot project for Lime scooters that will likely start in the spring. The ordinance approved on first reading amends the city code regarding “Dockless Mobility Operations.”  Council discussed what was necessary to have scooters at the first meeting in January. Salem City Attorney Jim Guynn explained the state previously mandated all Virginia localities must allow scooters. He added if the pilot project goes well, the city...

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