If approved, Woodstock would join the city of Marietta in banning the presence and use of e-scooters in its jurisdiction. Roswell is also considering whether to enact its own ban of the devices.
Councilman Colin Ake, who works in Atlanta, said he believed the scooters are a “nuisance because they are all over the place.” He also said many people ride the scooters without helmets.
“It’s leading to injuries and deaths, including people from Woodstock,” he said.
A Woodstock man, Chris Conti, died in March in an accident involving an e-scooter in San Diego. Conti served as the city's parks and recreation advisory board chairman.
Councilman David Potts said he recently visited Atlanta, where he said the scooters were “littering the sidewalks.” He also said he didn’t like that there were no docking stations for the scooters.
“I just don’t see why they are necessary in Woodstock,” he said. “I’d rather not see them.”