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Tuesday, August 07, 2018

Bringing back the electric scooters

One way to avoid parking meters is to ride bicycles, but also scooters. Remember those little scooters that were around here in June? They were taken off the streets because they were not legal according to city leaders. Well, there was talk at recent Coconut Grove BID meeting about the Miami Commissioners writing legislation that would allow the rented scooters back on city property from the Grove to Wynwood and beyond, and this time they would be legal. 

Coral Gables brought them back to their city on Monday in a test program with a company called Spin, this program will be tested until the end of August. Spin is working with the City of Coral Gables, unlike the other companies, like Bird, who just placed their scooters at various locations on the streets without any warning to the cities. I remember the day the City of Miami Police saw the scooters appearing in the Grove; they were confused and flabbergasted. They just appeared out of nowhere.

Coral Gables has rules where the scooters cannot block public access and they are only permitted in certain areas. I'm not sure how that would work or how the scooter company would be liable for someone riding a scooter outside the permitted area or just dumping the scooter anywhere when they are done. Also, only about 75 scooters will be placed around Coral Gables, no more than that.

The scooters in the Gables will be regulated and placed out on the streets early in the morning and taken in again at night. 

If the test trial program works out, the scooters will become a permanent part of Coral Gables daily life.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

there are really dangerous!

August 08, 2018 10:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They are not dangerous. My 10 year old son can ride them. Plus, it's "they are" not "there are".

August 11, 2018 7:41 PM  
Blogger Casio Vargas said...

They are silly idiot and they are super safe stop the pollution and focus on the environment

August 11, 2018 8:52 PM  
Blogger Marc Buller said...

SoCal has issues with scooters...

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2018/08/13/southern-californians-are-tossing-electric-scooters-into-ocean-burning-them-report.html

August 13, 2018 12:05 PM  

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