SF announces next steps in regulating shared, powered scooters

SF Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru, City Attorney Dennis Herrera and SFMTA Director of Transportation Ed Reiskin at a press conference on Thursday, May 24, 2018 announcing the city’s next steps in regulating shared, powered scooters in San Francisco.

New city law halting unpermitted scooter operations in effect June 4, scooter permitting system now activated

SAN FRANCISCO (May 24, 2018) — Today, City Attorney Dennis Herrera, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Public Works announced the city’s next steps in regulating shared, powered scooters in San Francisco.

Under city law unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors on April 24, 2018 and signed by Mayor Mark Farrell, any company operating shared, powered scooters in San Francisco must have a permit from the SFMTA to park their scooters on sidewalks or other public spaces. In compliance with this new law, which takes effect on June 4, any scooter company operating in the city, including Lime, Spin and Bird, is required to remove its scooters from city sidewalks by June 4. [Read more]


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