CARMEL, Ind. – With electronic scooters appearing across Centra Indiana, cities are starting to struggle on how to regulate their use.
Electronic scooters have not arrived in Carmel yet, but city councilman Bruce Kimball says he believes the current ordinance in place will work when and if they come, but some things may have to change.
“Bird cages is a painted area, where you can drop your scooter off,” Kimball said. “We're thinking lock it to something - send it to the scooter company to show its locked.”
In Speedway, 48 scooters are locked up after the town manager says they violated a city right of way ordinance that does not allow them on the sidewalks.
RTV6 reached out to cities across central Indiana to see what they are ordinances they have in place on scooters:
No scooters seen around campus yet
We have been watching Indianapolis. No ordinances have been proposed but we are starting to look for what could be an inevitability.
The Town of Brownsburg does not have an existing ordinance nor is it currently considering any regulations related to the electronic scooters.
Right now, the ordinance does not allow for electronic scooters but they are working on a temporary agreement.
Fishers currently follows the state law regarding motor-driven cycles. The law does not allow for mopeds, scooters or motorized bicycles