May God bless you all and keep you safe. Thank you for your service! ... See MoreSee Less
Thank you to St. Francis Borgia Grade School - Cub Scouts Pack 439 for their donation of PB&J for the Franklin County United Way PB&J Drive! ... See MoreSee Less
Toilet paper + Toilet – They were made for each other. ... See MoreSee Less
A contractor for the EPA will be collecting water samples to determine a plan for the cleanup of the old Sporlan Valve Plant #1 at 611 East 7th Street. ... See MoreSee Less
Don't forget about tomorrow's Rabies Clinic 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. If you can't make this one, there is another one scheduled for Thursday, May 20! ... See MoreSee Less
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! ... See MoreSee Less
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
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.
If 5th street is too busy & dangerous SO IS HIGH STREET
What a waste of time and resources
I think some people didn't read the whole post
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!
Ethan Brueggemann Livvie Garbs
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😑😑
Daniel Anthony Garcia
can we raise the speed limit on the trails back up to 15 mph so we get scowled at less as we go by trying to have a good time, very few people smile as the scooter squad rolls by saying hello and smiling, i want a happier community
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!
Wonder why they are even allowed on the Riverfront Trail. Are other motorized vehicles (other than for the disabled) allowed on the Trail? I ask since I know of a bicyclist forced off the road by a Lime Scooter.
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.
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 🤔
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.