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Another metro Atlanta city pumps the brakes on electric scooters

Lime scooters sit parked on the sidewalk on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
Lime scooters sit parked on the sidewalk on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

As electric scooters become more and more commonplace in metro Atlanta, another area city is kicking them to the curb — for now, at least.

The Tucker City Council voted 6-1 Wednesday to implement a 120-day moratorium on the devices moving to the city. The scooters, mostly operated by companies Lime, Bird, Uber and Lyft, have generally not expanded out of the city of Atlanta into suburban communities like Tucker.

During the four-month hold, the city said, “staff will use that time to research and formulate a best practices policy.”

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It is the second scooter moratorium Tucker has passed; the first came in mid-January, around the time when Atlanta had just passed scooter regulations and the state Legislature was considering taking up the issue.

Channel 2's Dave Huddleston called the city and found out there are 10,000 registered electric scooters in Atlanta. ??

The ordinance passed Wednesday also applies to shareable scooters with seats.

Tucker is now one of several Atlanta-area cities putting a temporary hold on scooters. Snellville and Lilburn have both passed moratoriums, while cities like Marietta and Norcross have banned them altogether.

Elsewhere in Georgia, Athens-Clarke County implemented a yearlong ban on scooters while the consolidated government comes up with rules for the devices.

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