Georgia lawmakers postponed action on statewide rules for electric scooters. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)
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Photo: Alyssa Pointer

Lilburn becomes latest Gwinnett city to pass e-scooter ban

The city of Lilburn has temporarily banned electronic dockless scooters, becoming the second city in Gwinnett County to do so. 

Snellville passed a similar 12-month moratorium in March, while Norcross passed a ban without a time limit in the same month. 

The ban will be in effect for the next year, similar to the Snellville legislation. The temporary ban allows the city to reevaluate how it handles e-scooters in a year. The city might renew the ban at that time or adjust their laws to match any state legislation that may pass regulating the scooters. 

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The ban was passed unanimously by Lilburn City Council at its Monday, June 11 meeting. It had previously been recommended for adoption by city staff. 

There are no electric scooters being operated in Lilburn currently, so the action was pre-emptory.

Snellville and Norcross, who have both passed e-scooter bans, plan on monitoring state regulations regarding e-scooters and could remove the bans or regulate the devices in another way if new laws are enacted. 

Other cities, including Lawrenceville and Duluth, do not have immediate plans to ban or otherwise regulate scooters. Lawrenceville plans to take the next year to watch neighboring cities’ actions. The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners does not plan to take actions on scooters in the near future, a county spokesman said. 

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