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CHP reports on new roadway safety laws

New laws approved by the California Legislature in 2018 will affect roadway safety in several ways, including helmet use on bicycles and motorized scooters, hit-and-run on bicycle paths, modified exhaust systems, and enhanced safety for refuse collection vehicles. To support its mission of providing the highest levels of safety, service, and security, the California Highway …

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Big Scooter’s Big Assembly Bill in Sacramento: AB2989 Would Triple Power, Legalize 20 MPH on Sidewalks for Helmetless Riders – Well, Here’s the Response

Currently, Big Scooter means BIRD. LIME and SPIN, the “bad actors” identified by elements of the Board of Supervisors, the SFMTA, DPW, etc. So that’s the situation locally, but what’s going on in Sacramento? Look, Bird has sponsored its own Assembly Bill, AB-2989. It aims to do all the stuff in the headline above. So …

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RE: Opposition to Assembly Bill 2989 (Flora): Standup Electric Scooters

Dear Assemblymember Flora: On behalf of the City of Long Beach, I write to respectfully offer our opposition to Senate Bill 2989 (Flora). This bill proposes to allow two-wheeled stand up scooters that reach levels up to 20 miles per hour to lawfully ride on sidewalks by exempting them from the definition of motorized scooters. …

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Opposition to Assembly Bill-2989 Motorized Scooter: use of helmet: maximum speed | Do not sign

Honorable Governor Brown: I respectfully request that you not sign Assembly Bill-2989 into law. It is precipitous to authorize legislation that nullifies helmet requirements, without further study on its public safety impacts to those who use electric scooters as well as other pedestrians and vehicles on our streets. Thank you for your consideration. Sincerely, Councilmember …

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Another California City Bans Electric Scooters

The growing pains of shared electric scooter businesses have led one Southern California city to take a wait-and-see approach. The Ventura City Council voted 5-0 this week night to ban scooters after a company called Bird filed an application to bring them to the city. The Ventura County Star reported council members want to let …

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San Jose considering new rules for motorized scooters: Roadshow

Q: We have been reading for weeks about the new electric-scooter rentals in San Francisco and their problems. One afternoon last week during a half-hour walk downtown on Santa Clara Street, I encountered a dozen of those fast motorized scooters charging down the sidewalk dodging pedestrians. Maybe San Jose should get a handle on this …

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San Francisco proposes rules to fight its electric scooter epidemic

San Francisco officials have been promising rules to curb the invasion of electric scooters, and now we have an idea of what those rules could be. The Municipal Transportation Agency has proposed a two-year permitting test program that would limit the city to five e-scooter permits, and no more than 500 scooters for each permit. …

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