Colorado Opinion: Boulder residents favor e-scooters. Officials should listen.

Boulder lost its opportunity for safer roads and more convenient transportation when city staff recommended against an e-scooter pilot program last month. In a summary of their decision, staff cites concern from community stakeholders as one reason why the city will not bring e-scooters to town. But in staff’s own summary, the majority of community stakeholders expressed interest in micromobility options, including e-scooters. Staff should listen to the community and reverse the city’s recommendation against the program.