WASHINGTON – Ryan McConaghy, Executive Director of The Micromobility Coalition, issued the following statement after Nashville Mayor David Briley called for an end to the current e-scooter pilot program:
“Mayor Briley’s reactionary decision unnecessarily threatens to take away what has fast become a core part of the city’s transportation network and the economic opportunities it provides. E-scooter operators are actively engaged in providing guidance and education to riders, and have been working with city leaders in a cooperative fashion. Given these commitments to safety, Mayor Briley’s decision is very disappointing. We urge the city council to abandon the mayor’s plan, which would deny thousands of people in Nashville the affordable, convenient, and eco-friendly benefits of micromobility.”
Background: Data from e-scooter providers, compiled by Walk Bike Nashville, found that since May 2018, more than 1.8 million trips have been taken on e-scooters – approximately 10,000 per day. Over 60,000 users have taken more than five trips on e-scooters over the past year.
About The Micromobility Coalition
The Micromobility Coalition works to improve the quality of life across the United States by promoting access to personal transportation options that reduce traffic, create cleaner and quieter communities, and make it easier for people to safely get where they want to go. To learn more, visit www.micromobilitycoalition.org.