New GA Tech study on rise in traffic congestion after Atlanta’s former ban on e-scooters

A state Senate committee has now formed to look into e-scooters and how they’re used locally and statewide.

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Dr. Omar Asensio, an assistant professor in the School of Public Policy at Georgia Tech, says Atlanta has been a leader in the micromobility movement.

On Tuesday’s edition of “Closer Look,” Asensio talked with program host Rose Scott about a new study that examines traffic data in the aftermath of Atlanta’s 2019 ban on rental e-scooters and e-bikes at night.

“This study was the first one to kinda show definitively that scooters are actually displacing cars and ridesharing,” explained  Asensio.