February 2019 Announcements

Dockless Scooters and Bike Share – In November 2018, the City adopted a dockless scooter and bicycle policy to strengthen the City’s transportation network and meet the City’s environmental and mobility goals.  This temporary pilot program is planned to last until July 31, 2019.  Under the pilot program, the City has now granted permits to Lime and Bird to operate dockless mobility devices in the City.  The program does not require City personnel to assume responsibility for the devices.  Nonetheless, as part of the temporary program, the City will be evaluating the positive and negative impacts that these devices have in Charlottesville.  Customers are able to use smartphones or prepaid cards to access these devices.  Riders are required to use the street and bike lanes and are not allowed to ride on City sidewalks.  Riders must obey all safety rules and laws.  The City urges riders to follow the directions for responsible riding and parking and also urges drivers and pedestrians to be more aware of these new transportation devices.  For more information about the City’s Dockless Pilot Program please visit: www.charlottesville.org/dockless. To learn more about Bird and Lime and how to access these devices, please visit www.bird.co and www.li.me.

 Free Smoke Alarms – The Charlottesville Fire Department offers free inspections and smoke alarms.  Call 434-970-3245 to arrange an appointment.

 Home Improvement Incentives, Credits and Rebates

MyCville App -MyCville is a simple and intuitive online and smart phone application that enables the residents of Charlottesville to request services and identify quality of life and environmental issues and report them to the appropriate department for quick resolution.  Learn more at: http://www.charlottesville.org/community/mycville-service-request.

 Charlottesville City Crime Map – The new crime map can be accessed at: https://gisweb.charlottesville.org/CrimeMap/.  You can enter your zip code at the upper left to zoom into your neighborhood and select a range of dates on the upper right.

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