Battle over e-scooters building as city council considers possible new rules

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The San Jose City Council is considering a new ordinance that would implement new rules on e-scooters in the city. (KGO-TV)

A battle is brewing over scooters in San Jose. The city met on Tuesday to talk about possible new rules.

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The new ordinance city councilmembers discussed would put a cap on how fast the e-scooters can go and also establish a set of fines for users who violate the rules-- including those who ride on sidewalks which is illegal under California state law.

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Some are saying e-scooters can help solve some mobility issues in the city, but the Mayor is hoping the council will approve this proposal.

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