South Lake Tahoe to create an ordinance for electric scooters

by Placerville Newswire / Oct 29, 2019 / comments

<Paula Peterson>  

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. - First it was Lime Bikes, but now the company's Lime Scooters have created both enjoyment and concern in South Lake Tahoe. The popular mode of transportation is used by millions worldwide and provides over 100,000 annual rides in South Lake Tahoe.

But the illegal use by minors and a flaw in the Lime app process has drawn concern from local law enforcement and residents.
Police Chief Brian Uhler told the South Lake Tahoe City Council that he was impacted by the incident on June 9, 2019, when an 11-year-old girl on the rented electronic scooter was hit by a car in front of McDonald's. "Her face will be altered for the rest of her life," he said.

Shortly after that incident, a 13-year-old boy was hit...