The City of Pittsburgh is holding a Public Hearing about the SPIN scooter program and whether they are (or are not) meeting residents’ mobility needs.
Since the summer of 2021, Pittsburghers have had to learn to navigate the city’s public spaces with a new neighbor on our roads, on our sidewalks, and in our public spaces: the unmistakably orange SPIN scooters. The SPIN scooters were released as part of a 2-year pilot program to test whether they could increase affordable, equitable, and environmentally-friendly access for residents of Pittsburgh. The pilot is set to expire this June, so the time is right to have a public evaluation of whether the program accomplished its goals.
On April 12th, City Councilor Barb Warwick scheduled two public meetings for the public to weigh in on this process. A post-agenda meeting will be held at 1:30pm in City Council Chambers with representatives from the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure, SPIN, and other researchers to discuss the program. Afterward, at 2:30, residents will be invited to give their public comments on their experiences with the program and whether scooters have improved mobility for them and their neighbors.
Pittsburghers for Public Transit is inviting all residents to join us for this public meeting, either in person or virtually, and give public comments about your experience with the scooters if you are able. If you need a ride to the public hearing, or if you have questions about writing your public comment or if you have any accessibility needs, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com or 551-206-3320.