City e-scooter policies, data sharing agreements, applications, impound logs (Harrisburg County Clerk)

Lucas Smolcic Larson filed this request with the Harrisburg County Clerk of Dauphin County, PA .
Multi Request City e-scooter policies, data sharing agreements, applications, impound logs


From: Lucas Smolcic Larson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, I hereby request the following records:

The following documents relating to the operation of electric scooter (e-scooter) sharing systems within your city:

- copies of regulations, policies, or ordinances governing the operation of e-scooters and/or e-scooter shares within city limits, on a permanent or pilot basis
- applications or requests by electronic scooter companies to operate within city limits, including all attachments, submitted between January 1st, 2017 and the date this request is fulfilled
- data sharing agreements between the city and any past or present e-scooter operators in effect between January 1, 2017 and the date this request is fulfilled
- impound lists, logs, or registers of electric scooters impounded by the city

Dockless e-scooter shares are operated by a variety of private companies, including but not limited to Bird Rides Inc., Neutron Holdings Inc. dba Lime (formerly LimeBike), Spin, Scoot, Ofo, Razor, Hopr (formerly CycleHop), USSCooter, JUMP (a subsidiary of Uber), Lyft, GOAT, and Ridecell.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Lucas Smolcic Larson

From: Harrisburg County Clerk

Mr. Larson,
In response to your request below, if you are seeking the Harrisburg County Clerk, you have misfiled your request. You have contacted the Dauphin County Commissioners Office/ Office of Open Records.

If you intended to contact Dauphin County regarding your request for "electric scooter" related information- your request is denied. Under the penalty of perjury, the County does not have possess policies as described. You may consider contacting the City of Harrisburg. This denial is permitted by Section 705, of the Act, which does not compel an Agency to produce a document that does not exist.

You have a right to appeal this denial of information in writing to the Office of Open Records, 333 Market Street, 16th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17126. If you choose to file an appeal you must do so within 15 business days of the mailing date of the agency's response. Section 1101. Otherwise, please be advised that this correspondence will serve to close this record with our office as permitted by law.

Scott Burford
Deputy Chief Clerk/Open Records Officer


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