Dockless Scooters: What are the current rules about the use of dockless scooters, which suddenly seem to be everywhere in San Diego, Mira Mesa included? What rules should there be? A discussion of dockless scooters will be the featured topic at the February Mira Mesa Town Council meeting. Sophie Beckerman of Bird Scooters, the company most involved with the Mira Mesa area, will be at the meeting and answer questions about how they operate their scooter business. The meeting will take place Monday, February 4, 7pm in the Mira Mesa Library community room, 8405 New Salem Street, San Diego CA 92126.

The City of San Diego is in the process of reviewing its regulations about dockless scooters. At the January 14 MMTC meeting San Diego City Councilmember Chris Cate said the San Diego City Council Public Safety Committee gave direction to develop regulations for dockless scooters and bicycles. Those regulations would include no sidewalk riding; one person at a time; and helmet not required (for riders over age 18).

At the MMTC Board meeting Jan. 14, Board members came up with the following questions for the Bird Scooters representative to address:

What are the current regulations and proposed regulations?

                How are the locations for the scooter drop-offs determined?

                How are scooters left away from drop locations retrieved?

                How are scooters kept off the sidewalks and roads?

                What is use by over/under 18?

                Can community define areas where they can be left?

                Idea: Trade Electric box area cleanup for use?

Anyone who has additional questions you’d like to see added in advance to the list can email your questions to secretary@miramesatowncouncil.org.

2019 MMTC Budget:In other business Feb. 4, MMTC treasurer Jonathan Lea will present a draft MMTC budget for 2019. MMTC members will vote on adoption of the final budget at the March MMTC meeting.

Tet Festival:There will also be a sign-up sheet at the Feb. 4 for MMTC members who can volunteer a couple hours at MMTC’s  Mira Mesa community information booth at the upcoming Tet Festival in Mira Mesa Community Park Feb. 8 – 10.