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File #: 2019-0358    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/28/2019 In control: Mobility and Environment Committee
On agenda: Final action: 10/2/2019
Enactment date: Enactment #: 18989
Title: AN ORDINANCE relating to establishment of an electric scooter share pilot program.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott, Rod Dembowski, Claudia Balducci, Jeanne Kohl-Welles
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18989, 2. 2019-0358_SR_e-Scooter Pilot
Staff: Leskinen, Miranda
Title
AN ORDINANCE relating to establishment of an electric scooter share pilot program.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. The definitions in this section apply to sections 2 through 7 of this ordinance unless the context clearly requires otherwise.
A. "Director" means the manager of the records and licensing division of the department of executive services.
B. "Division" means the records and licensing division of the department of executive services.
C. "Limited-use permit" means permission granted by the county to an operator to participate in the scooter share pilot program established under this ordinance for up to one year.
D. "Motorized foot scooter" means a device with two or three wheels that has handlebars, that has a floorboard that can be stood upon while riding, that is powered by an internal combustion engine or electric motor and that has a maximum speed of no greater than twenty miles per hour on level ground. A motor-driven cycle, a moped, an electric-assisted bicycle or a motorcycle is not a "motorized foot scooter."
E. "Operator" means the limited-use permit applicant, and any of its officers, partners or owners.
F. "Scooter share pilot program" means shared electric motorized foot scooters offered for hire by a permitted operator.
G. "Shared scooter" means any electric motorized foot scooter offered for hire as part of a fleet available to the public in publicly accessible places.
SECTION 2. The executive shall establish a scooter share pilot program in the North Highline urban unincorporated area in King County for up to one year, beginning by January 1, 2020. Scooter share pilot program development, implementation and administration authority shall be delegated by the executive to the division. The division shall work in consultation and coordination with other county agencies, including, but not limited, to the Metro transit department, the parks and recreation division, the department of ...

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