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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:   
7/29/2008  3:29:00 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
Jodie Vice, Drago Office, (206) 684-8801
Dan Nolte, Clark Office, (206) 684-8802

Councilmember Jan Drago
Councilmember Sally Clark

COMMITTEE PASSES HELP FOR SCOOTER RIDERS
Councilmembers advance law to prohibit moving a vehicle on city-owned property.

SEATTLE — The Council’s Transportation Committee today passed a bill prohibiting the moving of a motor vehicle from a legal parking space. The bill also imposes a penalty for moving someone’s scooter, motorcycle or car.

“Councilmember Clark and I held a Scooter Forum a few months ago and one of the biggest issues that emerged was that people were moving scooters in order to take parking spaces for themselves. We can not tolerate this in Seattle at a time when we want to encourage people to use alternative transportation,” says Councilmember Jan Drago, Chair of the Transportation Committee.

Councilmember Sally Clark, vice-chair of the Transportation Committee, said, “Scooter and motorcycle advocates explained that their vehicles are often moved or, worse, knocked out of parking spaces. This is rude, but now it will also be illegal.”

On Monday, August 4, 2 p.m., the Full Council will take action on Council Bill 116281. As a result of the spring Scooter Forum, the Seattle Department of Transportation is working to expand the number of scooter and motorcycle parking spaces around the city and working to prevent the theft of parking stickers from scooters and motorcycles.

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