Scooter companies outline policies to avoid Nashville ban, report

Posted at 1:50 PM, Jun 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-21 10:36:42-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Scooter operators have released a list of 19 policies to avoid Nashville Mayor David Briley’s proposed ban.

Back in May, Briley gave Nashville’s seven scooter companies 30 days to address concerns or they would be banned.

Briley’s letter came after a myriad of scooter-related incidents and the death of 26-year-old Brady Gaulke. The Nashville Fire Department responded to 43 scooter injury calls in the month of April alone, the letter said.

NewsChannel 5 obtained a letter in response, in which scooter companies outline 19 policies to avoid the proposed ban.

Part of those guidelines address the need to “reduce clutter” and be compliant with Americans with Disabilities Act.

The letter also suggested partnering with Metro Public Works and the Nashville Civic Design Center to “site, design, permit, and install more corrals on public or private property."

More safety training was also included in the plan and they asked for free helmets to be made available.

A spokesperson for Mayor Briley confirmed his office received the letter on Friday. He said Mayor Briley is reviewing the letter and will make a decision soon regarding scooters in Nashville.

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