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City of Washington strives to provide up-to-date information on city services that enhance your quality of life here at our website. Washington is a growing community next to the Missouri River in Franklin County. We boast an excellent school system, and a tremendous park system. Washington serves as the retail hub and industrial development leader of the County.

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In an effort to ensure safe ridership, we have updated some restrictions on the Lime Scooters in Washington summarized below;

1. A Photo ID will now be required to be scanned on the Lime App prior to utilizing a scooter to ensure the user has a license and understands traffic law.

2. The scooters will now be programmed and limited to 10 mph on the Riverfront Trail. They will also be programmed so rides cannot be terminated on the trail. If a scooter dies on the trail, the user will continue to be charged until it is back in the downtown district.

3. Due to high traffic volume, Lime will program the scooters to not operate along 5th Street. Riders can cross at intersections, but will not be able to ride on 5th Street.

4. As a reminder, the Scooters should NOT be operated on sidewalks. We have asked Lime to place tags on the scooters reminding users of this. Repeat violators can be reported and banned from the application.

5. Scooters will no longer be able to operate outside of the boundary shown below.

These restrictions are subject to change as we continue our trial period with Lime. We thank those that are riding responsibly and are happy for you to safely explore all that Washington has to offer!
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In an effort to ensure safe ridership, we have updated some restrictions on the Lime Scooters in Washington summarized below; 

1. A Photo ID will now be required to be scanned on the Lime App prior to utilizing a scooter to ensure the user has a license and understands traffic law.

2. The scooters will now be programmed and limited to 10 mph on the Riverfront Trail. They will also be programmed so rides cannot be terminated on the trail. If a scooter dies on the trail, the user will continue to be charged until it is back in the downtown district. 

3. Due to high traffic volume, Lime will program the scooters to not operate along 5th Street. Riders can cross at intersections, but will not be able to ride on 5th Street.

4. As a reminder, the Scooters should NOT be operated on sidewalks. We have asked Lime to place tags on the scooters reminding users of this. Repeat violators can be reported and banned from the application. 

5. Scooters will no longer be able to operate outside of the boundary shown below.  

These restrictions are subject to change as we continue our trial period with Lime. We thank those that are riding responsibly and are happy for you to safely explore all that Washington has to offer!

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I also had 2 teenage males run a stop sign in front of me down on the riverfront. I had no stop sign and they ran the stop sign and made a turn right in front of me. They were lucky I saw them. I have no problem with the scooters but people riding them need to be more careful and follow the rules of the road.

We were driving on 3rd Street, stopped at a stop sign, began going forward and two boys on scooters came along side the left (driver’s side) of my vehicle, did not stop and turned to go right, right in front of my vehicle. We nearly hit them. Not so sure they are a great idea. Maybe a steep learning curve for all.

I was at the Lions Lake soccer fields on Saturday and four teenage boys came flying down the sidewalk at full speed. There were lots of little children on those sidewalks and I thankfully was able to grab mine to ensure they weren’t harmed. If those boys on the scooters had struck a child, the result could have been horrific.

Thank you for this was waiting for the train and had 3 teenagers riding them in front of where you board was almost hit by one of them

If 5th street is too busy & dangerous SO IS HIGH STREET

What a waste of time and resources

Young boy rode right in my path as I was driving on 5th street by the library didn't even look if traffic was coming 😬😬😬

Kim Rothermel I was curious about this

I would just rather see them gone!

Breanna Garrett

A license to drive a scooter? 😂😢 ok

I can't take the scooter to marthasville? Damn!

Morgan Ally Cornick

Can we get a speed limit on bikes on the riverfront trail, they go so fast and I almost got hit when they passed me on my slowed down scooter

Maddie Crider Brennan Faith😑😑

It's a no from me. If they were limited to use on the sidewalks and trails only, then it might make sense. People are going to get hurt in the streets. It's hard enough to see motorcycles and bicyclists as it is, and Washington drivers don't pay attention.

Thank you for setting limitations, sorry some bad eggs and grumpy old bags don't like the new rules you had to enact because of poor behavior!

If lime can track where they go, certainly they can track they’re riding habits. Those riding habits then could be used in the future to allow or ban said rider. I see nothing wrong with them or the coverage area. I’ve had kids zip in front of me on bikes/skateboards/etc., the issues being mentioned in this thread are nothing new. I think it is a great addition to the downtown area. I know it’s also ammunition for the Nancies and Karens of Washington. People love to hate! I believe it will create some additional revenue and also gives an alternate transportation option to those that may not have the means to afford other transportation.

And yet this is still not what was proposed to City Council in the meetings. For the record, Washington...the vote to accept this was 4-4 after MUCH discussion and concern for the problems that already arising. Mayor Lucy vote to break the tie. If you have concerns and are seeing unsafe practices...please call and email your council rep and call the non-emergency police number.

so washington FINALLY gets something kid friendly for everyone to go out n do and yall just wanna take away all the fun 🤣🤡 and what about all the kids on bikes?? or skateboards?? don’t see any rules ab that 🤔

I was all for the scooters initially however after an experience this weekend while trying to watch my son play soccer at the lions lake fields there is no reason these should be allowed off of the river front area.

I see no reason these need to be allowed that much of an area I saw 2 at Walmart yesterday…

is there any rules on use after dark. just curious I saw three or four being operated Saturday night around 11 pm.

I’m glad they’re here. I’ll probably never use one myself, but I know a lot of people are enjoying them. Sounds like they may end up being so regulated that all fun from them will be removed. “Those darn kids and their ________.” I guess that attitude will never go away.

Whats the point if only licensed drivers can use them? If i wanna go somewhere i just take my car.

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Rabies Clinic Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Persons must be over 17 years of age to register a dog or cat. Fee is $10 for each dog or cat vaccinated. Questions can be directed to (636) 390-1000. If you can't make this one, there is another one scheduled for Thursday, May 20! ... See MoreSee Less

Rabies Clinic Thursday, May 13 at 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.  Persons must be over 17 years of age to register a dog or cat.  Fee is $10 for each dog or cat vaccinated. Questions can be directed to (636) 390-1000.   If you cant make this one, there is another one scheduled for Thursday, May 20!

What do I do in a sewer backup emergency? This is a question very few ask themselves. Sewer backups have many different causes, and no one can guarantee it won’t happen to you. The City encourages you to contact your insurance provider and complete a risk assessment of your property to determine if sewer backup insurance is for you. ... See MoreSee Less

What do I do in a sewer backup emergency?  This is a question very few ask themselves.  Sewer backups have many different causes, and no one can guarantee it won’t happen to you.  The City encourages you to contact your insurance provider and complete a risk assessment of your property to determine if sewer backup insurance is for you.

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Lime scooter. Playground. Chick-Fil-A. Thought I would try to spice the post up a little with seemingly more important things and what people apparently care about.

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The City of Washington has entered into a six-month long agreement with Lime to allow shared mobility devices (such as electric scooters) in Washington. The City of Washington supports the addition of new transportation options to our residents and visitors while also establishing guidelines and regulations for the safe and controlled use of these devices.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb2s8A1KnRQ&t=57s
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The City of Washington has entered into a six-month long agreement with Lime to allow shared mobility devices (such as electric scooters) in Washington. The City of Washington supports the addition of new transportation options to our residents and visitors while also establishing guidelines and regulations for the safe and controlled use of these devices.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qb2s8A1KnRQ&t=57sImage attachment

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Wish it was a 3 month agreement. See both sides....but concerned with safety. I was at a stop sign on Front street when a scooter with two people traveling fast on South Lafayette came across the intersection...didn’t stop or look for traffic. Also, I feel bad for Washington Police Department having to deal additional calls.

I am happy to see them here and happy to see that they are not allowed on sidewalks. In a recent post by a local police officer he stated that the council had voted to allow sidewalk use. Please update the PD so they can enforce that and keep the sidewalks for walkers.

Grayson Light

I don’t see the need for these.

What are the hours for the shredding day?

Brenda Kemper Bargen

Thank you for the Scooters.. Really like them

It has been a few day in and this has been a terrible experience so far. I am for continuous improvement and new ideas in our community but I feel like this decision was not thought out. The rules posted here say no riding on the sidewalk, currently this is one of the only places I have seen them ridden. The sidewalks and curbs have been very marked up with tire marks. They are also being ridden on the riverfront trail. This is not acceptable. The riverfront trail is for exercise and not motorized devices. The trail is full of kids, families, pets and older citizens of our community and the scooter riders have not been respectful of any of this. The riverfront area is very crowded without the added stress of watching for these. They are being scattered everywhere along downtown and the riverfront. There is not someone patrolling to make sure the rules are followed because who has time for that. Will this take away from the bike rentals planned by Revolutionary Cycles. They are a current business in our town deserving our support. Again - open to new ideas but I think this one is a bad one.

More jobs in the area. Good

I can see them littered around on all the sidewalks through town in the near future. Not needed!

This is going to be a hot mess

Tucson has two separate ones. One bigger, one smaller. Nobody rides on the street, everyone uses the sidewalk. They are left pretty much everywhere. The companies have to pick up, recharge, and redistribute each night. I understand it’s doing reasonably well, but a lot of companies are grumpy about the scooters parked outside. People just leave them wherever.

what a joke!

And those side by sides speeding up and down roads, not licensed by the state of Missouri so should not be allowed on streets.

Buncha softies on here. Jump on one and have some fun. I’ve rode them everyday since Saturday. They take jumps very well and outrun Washington pd even better

Geez some of you all will complain about anything 🙄

My neighbor pulled 5 of them out of his basement Monday evening.

It's a lazy world we live in now. Why can't you use your two feet to get to where you want to go?! It's called exercise!

As if the golf carts and side by sides weren’t enough

Who enforces the adult only rule and how fast can they go on the walk ways? I didn't know that any motorized vehicles were allowed on park ways and side walks

Yes but i already see issues. They park them by businesses on the sidewalk and near cars, with potential hazard. Oh, lets not forget motorcycles get hit alot because not seen, imagine a scooter.

I thought it was cool🤷🏼‍♀️

That’s so cool! Thank you!

It worked well last weekend, NOT. They were left in the middle of sidewalks all over town, Jefferson Street, even parking lots of businesses, causing businesses to throw scooters in streets. Saw several users without helmets, pull out into front of traffic. The scooters were a blight on the City of St. Louis, that’s why they are trying to move to the smaller cities. Jefferson City had then and then sent them running out of town. These are wrong for WashMo, but can’t tell that to the Generation Y yuppie that has rammed this upon us. Docked bikes is better option. KC has great success with those but the dockless ones not so much or scooters either.

Well it will at least give you something else to watch and laugh at on the riverfront.

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Are you up-to-date on your pets vaccinations? There will be a Rabies Clinic Thursday, May 13 and Thursday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Pavilion. Persons must be over 17 years of age to register a dog or cat. Fee is $10 for each dog or cat vaccinated. Questions can be directed to (636) 390-1000. ... See MoreSee Less

Are you up-to-date on your pets vaccinations? There will be a Rabies Clinic Thursday, May 13 and Thursday, May 20 from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the Fairgrounds Pavilion.  Persons must be over 17 years of age to register a dog or cat.  Fee is $10 for each dog or cat vaccinated. Questions can be directed to (636) 390-1000.
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