Can e-scooter companies comply with new requirements in time?

Posted at 8:55 PM, Jul 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-17 23:57:11-04

NASHVILILE, Tenn. (WTVF) — What will be the future of e-scooters in Nashville? The Metro Council voted to keep scooters in town for now, but will the scooter companies be able to follow all the new requirements the law will require?

Scooter companies must implement slow-zones near tourist-heavy areas and curfews for the scooters. They must also pay for signage downtown reminding riders to stay off the sidewalks.

Those scooter companies will have one month to implement these changes -- or there's another bill in the works that could ban scooters in Nashville entirely.

"If you don't really show us you can handle what we have here, I don't know if you can do anything beyond that so I'd be skeptical of the RFP process going forward," said Russ Pulley, Metro Council member.

The scooter companies will have two hours to respond to scooter placement complaints, and must have two employees on the ground for every 100 scooters they have in Nashville.