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.