Nashville mayor recommends scooter ban

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Nashville's Mayor released a letter which outlines his decision to recommend a ban on e-scooters to the city council.

"Today, I notified Nashville's seven scooter companies of my decision to end the pilot period and ban e-scooters from our streets." Said Mayor David Briley in a Tweet. "We have seen the public safety and accessibility costs that these devices inflict, and it is not fair to our residents for this to continue"

In a follow-up tweet, Briley said "If these devices return in the future, it will be after a public process, on our terms, with strict oversight for numbers, safety, and accessibility. I have asked the Metro legal team to draft this legislation, and I trust the Metro Council will move on it quickly."

According to CBS affiliate WTVF, the arrival of the scooters in Nashville brought a myriad of scooter-related incidents.

In May, 26-year-old Brady Gaulk died in a collision with an SUV near Demonbreun Street and 14th Avenue South.

Police said Gaulke was traveling on the sidewalk when he turned left into the road and into the path of a Nissan Pathfinder. He died two days later.

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Following his death, his family started a petition, demanding that the Metro Council take action to ban scooters in Nashville.