Milwaukee's Department of Public Works has launched a survey to gather citizen input for its on Dockless Scooter Pilot Study.
The survey takes fewer than five minutes to complete and your name is not required.
DPW says, "The purpose of the Dockless Scooter Pilot Study is to observe, solicit feedback on, and evaluate the effectiveness of dockless scooters in Milwaukee for the purpose of determining how to best incorporate scooters into the transportation landscape moving forward."
You can learn more about the study here.
The survey remains open through Dec. 31.
You don't have to be a scooter user to take the survey, which asks about scooter use, concerns about scooter use and other aspects of these forms of transportation that have appeared on streets around the city.
According to DPW, "Responses from the survey will be included in the city’s evaluation of the pilot study. In addition to survey results, the city will also consider feedback from community members and community groups who have been engaged throughout the pilot study, scooter ridership data, and complaints received regarding the use and parking of scooters.
"Combined, this information will help DPW, city officials and residents of Milwaukee evaluate the pilot study and identify next steps regarding dockless scooters in Milwaukee."
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., where he lived until he was 17, Bobby received his BA-Mass Communications from UWM in 1989 and has lived in Walker's Point, Bay View, Enderis Park, South Milwaukee and on the East Side.
He has published three non-fiction books in Italy – including one about an event in Milwaukee history, which was published in the U.S. in autumn 2010. Four more books, all about Milwaukee, have been published by The History Press.
With his most recent band, The Yell Leaders, Bobby released four LPs and had a songs featured in episodes of TV's "Party of Five" and "Dawson's Creek," and films in Japan, South America and the U.S. The Yell Leaders were named the best unsigned band in their region by VH-1 as part of its Rock Across America 1998 Tour. Most recently, the band contributed tracks to a UK vinyl/CD tribute to the Redskins and collaborated on a track with Italian novelist Enrico Remmert.
He's produced three installments of the "OMCD" series of local music compilations for OnMilwaukee.com and in 2007 produced a CD of Italian music and poetry.
In 2005, he was awarded the City of Asti's (Italy) Journalism Prize for his work focusing on that area. He has also won awards from the Milwaukee Press Club.
He can be heard weekly on 88Nine Radio Milwaukee talking about his "Urban Spelunking" series of stories.