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Athens-Clarke County considers shared scooter ban

The scooters are already banned on the University of Georgia campus.

ATHENS, Ga. — A metro Atlanta community is thinking about banning the wildly popular, but sometimes troublesome, shared scooters. 

The Athens-Clarke County commission is set to vote on a possible ban next month. 

The University of Georgia in Athens already banned the scooters on campus in August, and has already confiscated more than 1,000 of them as of this month. 

Part of the issue now - where and how to store the scooters. A UGA spokesperson said fines and storage fees are more than $400,000 now. 

The ban in the greater Athens area wouldn't apply to personal scooters - just the shareable ones run by companies like Bird and Lime. 

The possible ban comes as cities try and come up with ideas on how to regulate the scooters - which are often left littered on city sidewalks. 

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