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Robideaux asks that scooters be pulled from city streets

Posted: 5:00 PM, Jan 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-22 19:49:54-05

Lafayette Mayor-President Joel Robideaux has issued letters to Lime and Bird scooter companies, asking them to pull their scooters from Lafayette streets.

In his letter, Robideaux says that in a meeting with DOTD, he was advised that under current state laws, the city cannot legally accommodate the scooters.

Robideaux asks the companies to join him for a press conference and announce plans to work together by implementing a voluntary and temporary suspension until the state laws can be changed.

Robideaux asked the companies to make the decision regarding the voluntary stand-down by noon on Tuesday.

As of 5:45 p.m. today, Lime employees delivered more than a dozen scooters at the corner of Jefferson and Garfield streets. They say they were not aware of Robideaux’s letter.

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Robideaux’s letters to LIME and Bird regarding removal of scooters from Lafayette