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Some city officials think E-Scooter program is not working for Tucson

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TUCSON - City councilman Steve Kozachik questioned why should Tucson waste any more time on the E-Scooter pilot program that is supposed to last until March at a city council study on Tuesday.

Kozachik also said that the program, which involves 15,000 e-scooters, doesn't seem to be working for Tucson, but that maybe it could be a good idea in the future.

The goal of the e-scooters is to give residents the ability to get around town in an environmentally-friendly way.

The scooters can be accessed with a smartphone, making them easy to operate, and can also be parked anywhere.

However, other council members disagreed with Kozachik and said that they think the e-scooter program is a great idea and that there's no way they're going to end this at the city council study.

"Nobody's wearing helmets, they're riding on sidewalks," said Kozachik. "They're just tossing them in rights of way. It's been a poorly conceived program."

Kozachik said that he's going to try and convince his fellow council members, as well as the manufacturers of the scooters, that the e-scooters are not a good idea for Tucson, but that the city can maybe try again in the future.

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Carla Litto

Digital content producer for KVOA News 4 Tucson. Carla previously interned at the NBC affiliate. She is currently a senior at UArizona majoring in journalism.

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