Companies renting bikes, e-bikes can lease city parking space
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Dec. 11, 2019
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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell signed into city law a proposal to approve parking for bike rentals.
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California company LimeBike placed electric scooters around town in May 2018 without properly notifying government agencies, and the city impounded them. They caused a hazard, taking up sidewalk space. The new law currently allows only traditional and electric bicycles to be parked in leased city parking spaces.
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Mayor Kirk Caldwell on Tuesday signed Bill 44, allowing the city to rent parking spaces for shared micromobility vehicle fleets across the island. Showing the signed bill are Councilman Joey Manahan, left, Deputy Transportation Director Jon Nouchi, Caldwell, DTS Executive Assistant Doe Kalili, Councilman Brandon Elefante and Renee Espiau, Complete Streets program coordinator.