Seattle Contemplates On-street Bike, Scooter Parking

Users love the convenience of dockless, shared bikes and scooters, but not everyone is quite as enamored with the clutter they can create on sidewalks and curbs in between uses. Seattle, Wash., is considering establishing on-street parking spaces for the vehicles to help combat that.

The city council this week authorized the Seattle Department of Transportation to come up with a budget to create on-street parking zones for shared micro-mobility vehicles. The department was also asked to create a budget to establish on-sidewalk parking areas for scooters and bikes on every city block. And they’re talking about what fines could be established for user non-compliance.

Seattle joins a list of other cities debating how to offer shared micro-mobility without creating sidewalk crowding and pedestrian hazards. Read the whole story here. Has your organization had these discussions? Let us know on Forum.