A full council meeting will be held Wednesday on the decision.

Marietta considers ban on scooters

Marietta leaders on Wednesday are expected to take up the topic of banning the use of scooters within the city. 

Council members will consider prohibiting what the city refers to as shareable dockless devices at its meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at City Hall. 

The proposed ordinance would ban companies from offering the use of the devices, or for anyone to set up, operate or abandon a scooter in the public right-of-way or on public property. Devices found within the city would be removed and impounded, and operators would be subject to fines outlined in the city’s ordinances.

If approved, Marietta would be the latest example of jurisdictions cracking down on the use of scooters. In January, the Atlanta City Council enacted new rules that require companies to abide by regulations addressing placement, and mandating them to obtain business licenses to operate the scooters. 

Last week, an Atlanta mother of five spoke with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and advised users to be aware of potential malfunctioning parts before they hop on scooters to get from point A to point B. 

Wednesday’s City Council meeting will begin at 7 p.m., and Marietta City Hall is located at 205 Lawrence Street. 

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