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Name not shown inside Decatur April 15, 2019, 10:18 AM

Age:
30-50


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Ridden a few times


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
50 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
2


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
No


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
No


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
No


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Other - Indifferent


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Support


Additional Feedback
Bikes are safer and more usefull.

Name not shown inside Decatur April 15, 2019, 8:27 AM

Age:
30-50


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
More than 75 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
Five, but with the least used/profitable vendor dropped each year to encourage competiton


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
No


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
Yes


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
No


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Support


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Other - Not sure what is the difference between this and a scooter, moped ? Combustion v. Electric? Maybe speed is the mitigating criteria?


Additional Feedback
I think having a helmet kills the viability/spontaneity for the company, but as a moving vehicle, like a bicycle, need a helmet.

Name not shown inside Decatur April 14, 2019, 11:12 AM

Age:
50+


Gender:
Female


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
50 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
2


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
Yes


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
No


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
No


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Other - Conflicted: all for innovation and they are a cool idea, but don't like them cluttering sidewalks


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Support


Additional Feedback
I'd support electric bike operations because typically these type of vehicles have a docking station, so they are less of a nuisance to people using the sidewalks.

Name not shown inside Decatur April 14, 2019, 7:39 AM

Age:
30-50


Gender:
Female


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
75 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
3


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
Other - Yes - if one vendor has proven to be safer


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
No


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Other - Support as long as they stay off the sidewalks


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Other - Would prefer non motorized bike share


Additional Feedback
Scooters are here, please regulate them.
We worked hard to have a walkable community. Sidewalks are for walking. The only motorized activity allowed are for those that are mobility impaired.
I no longer walk for coffee, ice cream, etc. because am afraid my dog will get run over.

Todd Poole inside Decatur April 12, 2019, 9:00 AM

Age:
30-50


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
More than 75 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
No


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
No


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
Yes


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Other - No. But there should be an acknowledgement of risk.


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Support


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Support

Name not shown inside Decatur April 11, 2019, 11:05 PM

Age:
50+


Gender:
Female


Experience with e-scooter:
Ridden once


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
75 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
two


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
No


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
Yes


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
No


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Support


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Support

Name not shown inside Decatur April 11, 2019, 9:59 PM

Age:
50+


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
Less than 50 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
0


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
No


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
No


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Oppose


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Oppose


Additional Feedback
"First and last mile connectivity" is a transit wonk catch phrase that the scooter industry - which is supported by big money -- has used in marketing to convince people that scooters are a remedy for transit woes. (Anecdotally, I have yet to see a commuter ride a scooter to or from an adjacent neighborhood to the Decatur train station.)

The sidewalks, especially on Church street are narrow and broken and underwater when it rains.Of course automobiles constantly buzzing at 35 miles an hour doesn't improve the walking experience. Pedestrians would have to compete with scooters.

Here's the one major irony of scooters. They often are parked on narrow sidewalks blocking the path of pedestrians and can become a nasty obstacle to those on motorized wheelchairs. The irony is that the ramps on curbs that allow motorized wheelchairs to cross the street are the same ramps that allow scooters to use sidewalks. Funny, but nobody's laughing.



Name not shown inside Decatur April 11, 2019, 5:30 PM

Store 1
Costco


Store 2
YDFM


Store 3
Target


Would you like to see these stores in downtown Decatur?
Don't Care

Name not shown inside Decatur April 11, 2019, 5:29 PM

Age:
50+


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Never ridden


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
Less than 50 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
0


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
No


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Oppose


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Other - Only if they are parked in designated areas and not left on sidewalks


Additional Feedback
I disagree with the parking requirements of the draft regulations. I understand it to limit parking to the narrow piece of land between the sidewalk and the street. This is virtually impossible to enforce by either the city or the scooter companies. I recommend that parking be limited to designated areas where the scooters will not interfere with cars or pedestrians, such as corners of parks. With the current requirement, we will still have scooters left on sidewalks. I would prefer they be parked on the side of the street rather than sidewalks.

Name not shown inside Decatur April 11, 2019, 10:10 AM

Age:
30-50


Gender:
Male


Experience with e-scooter:
Ridden once


How many shared mobility devices should each vendor be allowed to operate within the City of Decatur?
Less than 50 devices


Should the number of vendors be limited?
Yes


If yes, how many?
2


Should the City of Decatur consider providing a permit to a single vendor?
Yes


Currently, vendors only allow individuals 18 years of age and older to rent and ride shared mobility devices. Should the age limit be lowered to 16?
Yes


Should there be a helmet requirement while riding shared mobility devices?
Yes


Should shared mobility device operating hours be regulated?
Yes


Do you support or oppose shared electric scooter operations in Decatur?
Oppose


Do you support or oppose shared electric bike operations in Decatur?
Support