Moped Test Track Waiver Request Rescinded After Icy Reception
Sara Brown
Debate about moped rentals and town enforcement flared up again in Oak Bluffs after the owner of a moped rental company asked for a waiver of the town’s requirement for a test track on his properties.
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Tisbury Selectmen Pledge Action on Mopeds After Formal Complaint
Heather Hamacek

Tisbury selectmen have agreed to bulk up safety requirements for moped rentals in response to a complaint filed this week.

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Moped Debate Has Long History on Martha's Vineyard
Sara Brown
Recent efforts to restrict moped rentals on the Island follow 40 years of moped debate on the Island, with serious moped accidents often followed by public outcry and attempts to reform bylaws or curb rentals, with varying degrees of success.
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Moped Survey Shows Support for Rental Ban
Jane Seagrave

Results from a Vineyard Gazette community survey about mopeds on Martha’s Vineyard show year-round and seasonal residents share strong opposition to moped rentals on the Island.

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Police Chief Still Walking the Beat on Moped Debate
Julia Wells

Retired Chilmark police chief Timothy Rich is back on the job again, serving as acting chief and continuing a long battle against moped rentals on the Island.

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Gazette Launches Survey About Mopeds on Martha's Vineyard

The Vineyard Gazette’s Community Surveys project is launching an online survey about public attitudes toward mopeds and moped rentals.

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Group Against Mopeds Mobilizes, Filing Formal Complaint in Oak Bluffs
Sara Brown

A group of Islanders who have mobilized against moped rentals on the Island came before the Oak Bluffs selectmen this week with a formal complaint against the town.

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Selectmen Pledge Stricter Enforcement of Mopeds
Sara Brown

During a long discussion Tuesday, Oak Bluffs selectmen vowed to take steps to improve moped safety, including revising and enforcing town bylaws.

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Moped Rental Business Comes Under Scrutiny
Steve Myrick

Oak Bluffs selectmen are examining whether the Island’s largest moped rental dealer is operating on town property.

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Accident Sparks Renewed Call to Ban Mopeds
Steve Myrick

A tragic accident last weekend has led to a renewed call to ban or restrict mopeds on the Vineyard. Meanwhile, two young women are recovering from injuries.

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