Dallas recommends halt to scooter program citing public safety concerns
The City of Dallas Transportation Department recommends the use of scooters be halted within Dallas City Limits beginning Friday, Sept 4. The recommendation was made to halt the program in consultation with the Dallas Police Department (DPD) due to public safety concerns from residents.
“We have received complaints about scooters and would like to make substantial changes to the scooter program,” said Transportation Director Mike Rogers. “The changes will include public safety considerations so that the city may have safe modes of alternative transportation.”
The Department of Transportation recommends this temporary change after several investigative field visits with and in consultation with the Dallas Police Department and the City Attorney’s Office.
During this re-evaluation period, discussions with community stakeholders will continue to take place to determine a way forward to allow the safe use of scooters again.