San Diego City Council member Barbra Bry says a similar pilot program will be presented to a Council committee. Bry is part of the Dockless Vehicle Working Group, which is looking at a slate of new rules. Mann believes the spots would clear up confusion
"I think it would make it clear to folks where to park...keeps sidewalks cleaner, safer and more accessible," said Mann.
Mann isn't in favor of designated spots on the sidewalk because it sends the message it's okay to ride on the sidewalk.
So who would pay for this? Bry says bike and scooter companies have expressed willingness to contribute money, which could pay for things like enforcement, public awareness campaigns and other programs. The entire slate of new rules could land in the council committee for a vote this fall.
"We have to be cognizant of how these bikes and scooters impact our streets and sidewalks, especially when they are carelessly left in areas with high pedestrian and vehicle traffic," said Councilmember Bry.