PEDS, the pedestrian advocacy nonprofit, has created a new online tool to help clear electric scooters that are blocking sidewalks and curb ramps.
The Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance earlier this year that bans riding the scooters on sidewalks, as well as parking them in a way that blocks sidewalks and curbs. Despite the ban, riders are still zooming along the sidewalks are scooters are blocking walkways, laying in piles, knocked over in streets and can often be found blocking the Atlanta BeltLine trails.
PEDS new “Clear the Clutter” tool has been designed to report scooters behaving badly, according to the organization’s president and CEO, Sally Flocks. “If you see violations, snap photos and submit them,” she said.
PEDS will submit the photos and reports collected via “Clear the Clutter” to the City of Atlanta for action. Flocks said the goal is to keep sidewalks safe for walking.
To download the tool for iPhone and Android phones, visit peds.org/clear-the-clutter.