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Robideaux asks that scooters be pulled from city streets

Posted at 5:00 PM, Jan 22, 2019
and last 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.

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