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TZO Allows County To Regulate E-Scooters

Now that the Summit County Council has enacted a Temporary Zoning Ordinance for e-scooters, and similar personal transit, we asked County Manager Tom Fisher what that means if someone tries to bring the scooters up to the Park City area.

Fisher said that in crafting legal guidelines, they have been guided by what’s happened in Salt Lake.

“The ordinance allows us to require that they do certain things.” Fisher continued, “That they come in and they get the appropriate license under this ordinance. That they work with us on figuring out where they can be placed, how many they can place out in the community. We put this ordinance together in kind of a model of what Salt Lake has done because they went through this process a little bit after they started to show up, but they learned a lot. We’re trying to learn from them on how we could get out in front of it and then how would we develop our final ordinance? In conjunction with Park City likely so that we’re not inconsistent with each other.”

We asked him to clarify if the county has an ordinance in place now, even if it’s one that’s not final.

“We don’t have an ordinance around this.” Fisher explained, “We put it in place, so we could develop a final ordinance on it which is kind of the idea of a TZO in the first place so that you can study it a little further. We wanted to make sure also that we put in something that was in place that was flexible just in case they started to show up right now so that we had some way to regulate that.”

Known for getting all the facts right, as well as his distinctive sign-off, Rick covers Summit County meetings and issues. KPCW snagged him from The Park Record in the '80s, and he's been on air and covering the entire county ever since. He produces the Week In Review podcast, as well a heads the Friday Film Review team.
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