ATLANTA — Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has issued an order banning the use of e-scooters on city streets between 9 pm and 4 am. The no-ride zone takes effect Friday. The city’s planning department has informed electric scooter and e-bike companies operating in Atlanta of the change in policy and requested that they disable devices during the No Ride Zone.
“It is evident that immediate action is necessary to keep Atlanta’s residents and visitors safe,” said Mayor Bottoms. “Sadly, we have seen a pattern in the recent and tragic fatalities involving scooters – they all occurred after sunset. Having a variety of mobility options is critical to any city, but safety must be our top priority. This nighttime ban, while we continue to develop further long-term measures, will ensure the safest street conditions for scooter riders, motorists, cyclists, those in wheelchairs and pedestrians.”