Raleigh City Council Imposes Scooter Tax
By Brent Woodcox
On Monday morning, users of Bird scooters were greeted with a message from the company informing them that because of an “unreasonable” tax adopted by the Raleigh City Council last year, scooter users would face tripled fees to unlock a scooter in Raleigh. The price was raised from $1 to $3 to match the tripling of fees per scooter adopted by the council from $100 to $300 during a meeting last year.
Obviously, this tax will fall hardest on those with the least ability to pay who may be relying on scooters as a transportation option because they don’t have access to a car. You can email all council members to tell them to repeal the scooter tax by sending an email to CityCouncilMembers@raleighnc.gov.
Or click the link in the tweet embedded below to send the council a message about their scooter tax.