Atlanta city councilmen to host town hall meeting on e-scooters

Two Atlanta city councilmen are hosting a town hall meeting to discuss electric scooters on Aug. 26 at City Hall.

The Atlanta City Council’s Transportation Committee Chair, Andre Dickens, and Public Safety Committee Chair Dustin Hillis are asking the public for thoughts on whether scooters should be allowed on sidewalks or ridden at night. They also want to consider input on adding more bike lanes and potentially reducing the speed limit for cars.

The meeting starts at 6 p.m.

Electric scooters first arrived in Atlanta in May 2018. Since then city leaders have struggled with how to regulate them.

In the past three months, three people have died in the city limits after colliding with vehicles while riding e-scooters. A fourth person died in after being hit by a commercial gas truck in East Point last week.