City of Loganville expected to ban e-scooters in the City

What appears to be an attempt last week to test the market for electric or e-scooters in the city of Loganville got a swift answer to the research. Following a straw poll at the Loganville City Council Monday night that received unanimous consensus, the city attorney was asked to draft up an ordinance that would ban them in the city of Loganville.

“There were a few left in the Ingles parking lot and I believe that is their modus operandi in trying to see if the community may want them,” said Councilman Skip Baliles, noting that it seemed unanimous that in Loganville they would not be practical.

The police department was asked to weigh in from a public safety aspect and agreed that with the major connectors in Loganville being Highways 81, 78 and 20, the city is just not conducive to supporting the e-scooter craze. Assistant Police Chief Dick Lowry noted that three people had died as a result of accidents on e-scooters in the City of Atlanta in the last 60 or 90 days.

“We got a lengthy email from a lady who had just moved from Texas where they had them and she said it caused lots of problems there,” Baliles said. “We would like to prevent that.”

The regular August 2019 Loganville City Council meeting is at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 8, 2019, at City Hall, 4303 Lawrenceville Road in Loganville. The vote to ban the e-scooters is expected to take place at this meeting.

 

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