The town introduced immediately that it’s including a fourth scooter supplier, Spin (pending ultimate authorization). The identical announcement trumpets a pilot program stepping into West Seattle requiring scooter and bike renters to park in designated “hubs.” They’re proven on the map above. From the announcement:
We’re testing a brand new technique to enhance parking in West Seattle. Over the previous few weeks, a number of new bike and scooter parking areas had been painted alongside Alki Seashore and close to the King County Water Taxi dock. Beginning this week, scooter and bike share corporations will begin utilizing GPS know-how requiring riders to park in these designated spots. If somebody makes an attempt to park on the sidewalk or sand, the app provides them directions on the place to maneuver the scooter earlier than the consumer can finish their journey.
A number of of those bike and scooter parking hubs are positioned on the road inside “No Parking Inside 30 Ft” zones close to crosswalks, and new indicators make it much more clear that it’s unlawful for vehicles to park there. This takes benefit of curb house that isn’t at the moment getting used and helps maintain the sidewalk clear so everybody can get round. It additionally enhances security by stopping vehicles from parking illegally in a manner that blocks different drivers view of oncoming site visitors and folks crossing the road.
SDOT’s announcement additionally says the brand new firm, Spin, will function largely in West Seattle for starters – it’s already subsequent door in White Heart – and explains its know-how guiding “higher … using habits” in addition to correct parking.