ITHACA, N.Y. — With city officials set to decide soon on whether to allow e-scooters onto local streets, there will be a public hearing Wednesday at the Planning and Economic Development Committee.

The meeting will take place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, in Ithaca Common Council Chambers, 108 E. Green St., Ithaca.

The Mobility, Accessibility and Transportation Commission recently voted to recommend an e-scooter pilot program from June to November. They made the recommendation after a months-long research process that weighed information from similar cities with e-scooters and took input into account from community stakeholders. They also recommended having a Memorandum of Understanding between the city and the e-scooter provider. Read more about the commission’s decision to recommend e-scooters in a recent Ithaca Voice article here.

The draft recommendation and other related materials are available from the city here, and hard copies are available in the Planning Department on the third floor of City Hall 607-274-6550.

Featured image: Lime e-scooters in Oakland, CA (Devon Magliozzi/Ithaca Voice)

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