To Scoot Or Not To Scoot

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

The question presented to the City Council was to allow or not to allow potentially thousands of electric scooters to hit the streets of Chattanooga.

Last night at the council meeting, my colleagues allowed wisdom to prevail. I applaud their insight and thoughtfulness on this proposal.

As a home-rule form of government, it is vital for legislators to take into account any unintended consequences that laws can have on our entire city. While no one has a crystal ball and hindsight is 20/20, I believe we saw crystal clear on this issue.

Chattanooga will not be joining the ranks of many cities around the country wrestling with the negative after-effects of a wrong decision regarding scooters. 

Be sure to reach out to City Council representatives and thank them. Our streets will be a little safer and our sidewalks a lot less cluttered thanks to their leadership.

Darrin T. Ledford
Chattanooga City Council, District 4
Chairman, Planning + Zoning Committee


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