MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Miami City Commission has voted to reinstate the program of motorized scooters with new, stringent safety rules, less than two weeks after ending the pilot program that began in 2018.
On November 18, Miami City commissioners put the brakes on motorized scooters and ordered the companies to remove their motorized scooters from sidewalks.READ MORE: FIU President Mark Rosenberg Resigns, Cites Wife's Health As Reason
Monday, however, commissioners decided to rescind the ban and introduce new safety rules.READ MORE: Miami Weather: Scattered Showers, Keep Umbrella Handy
The new program is expected to begin on January 15 with the following rules for operators and riders.
- Riders must wear a helmet (Must have your own)
- Maximum speed limit is 10 mph on sidewalks
- Can’t ride side-by-side. Must ride single file, one behind the other.
- The amount of vendors per block is being reduced from 4 per block to 2 per block.
The program operates in Commissioner Ken Russell’s District 2, covering Brickell, downtown and surrounding areas, and generates 7,000 daily rides. Riders must be at least 18.