The City of Hoboken has hired two new E-scooter enforcement officers, via the funds they receive from their agreement with Lime, in hopes of improving pedestrian safety.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
A first of its kind position in Hoboken and the tri-state area, the MCEOs will be tasked with enforcing city ordinances and regulations pertaining to micro-mobility devices, including e-scooters, bicycles, e-skateboards, etc., the city announced today.
The two new MCEOs, who will earn an annual salary of $39,000 and $34,000, respectively, are funded through a revenue share agreement with Lime – which was adopted in August.
The news comes in light of the Hoboken Police Department recently charging a few drunken E-scooter operators with driving while intoxicated.
The MCEOs duties are to educate riders, as well as provide summonses to riders who violate cit ordinances. Additionally, they will focus on enforcement of E-scooter violations, such as riding on sidewalks, riding in parks and prohibited areas on the waterfront walkway, not obeying traffic control devices, and more.
The city council voted to ban E-scooters on the waterfront and parks at their September 18th meeting.
Furthermore, beyond issuing summonses, the enforcement officers will also work with Lime and the Hoboken Police Department to suspend accounts of those who disregard certain regulations.
They will also partner with local organizations to lead micromobility safety and education initiatives.
All members of the community are invited to take a brief survey on Hoboken’s e-scooter sharing pilot program, which will provide important feedback to the City as it considers the future of the program. The survey is limited to one response per person.
The survey can be filled out here, while paper versions of the survey can be filled out in the Office of Constituent Services located on the first floor of City Hall, 94 Washington St., between the hours of 9:00am-4:00pm – Monday through Friday.
Currently, the E-scooter pilot program is set to expire on November 20th and more information can be found here.