The updated legislation only applies to companies already doing business in Atlanta. Last year, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an executive order prohibiting the city from accepting new permits from scooter companies.
The five scooter companies operating in Atlanta currently have a combined 6,200 scooters on the streets. Earlier this month, Lime scooters announced they were leaving Atlanta, citing the city’s high fees to retrieve impounded scooters and the city’s ban on operating them at night.
Lime owes the city at least $69,944 in fees, including a $10,375 storage fee, according to invoices obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an Open Records Request. The fees are charged when the city picks up illegally parked scooters.
No timeline was given on when Lime would leave Atlanta but on Wednesday afternoon, no available Lime scooters appeared on the company’s app.
Dickens is not yet sure when updated legislation will be presented. “It’s an active, ongoing process,” he said.
Like Intown Atlanta News Now on Facebook | Follow us on Twitter
In other news:
Lime scooters announced Thursday it will be leaving Atlanta.