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City Installs New Sidewalk Decals Reminding Public of
The City of Pensacola has installed new decals on several sidewalks throughout the city to remind the public of the rules of operating electric scooters and encourage users to be courteous when using shared micromobility devices.
The decals reinforce the "no sidewalk riding" rule in the City of Pensacola's micromobility ordinance, which prohibits riders from riding electric scooters on sidewalks. E-scooters should always ride on the road and within bike lanes when available.
As a reminder, the following rules are in effect through the City of Pensacola's Shared Micromobility Pilot Program. The public should be aware of these rules before renting and operating a micromobility device.
Electric Scooter Rules and Guidelines
1. Riders are prohibited from riding electric scooters on sidewalks, but may access a sidewalk to park the scooter. Riders should park courteously, which means e-scooters should be parked upright at all times and not should not block the pedestrian path. When parking an e-scooter, make sure to leave enough space for a wheelchair to access the sidewalk.
2. Riders are not allowed to ride on the streets identified on the franchise area map as No Ride Zones.
3. Riders are not allowed to park and end a ride on sidewalks on the streets identified on the franchise area map as No Park Zones.
4. Electric scooters are not operational or available for use between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., Friday morning through Sunday morning.
Violations of the micromobility ordinance, such as improper parking or operating an electric scooter on a sidewalk, may result in a written citation with a $150 penalty.
For more information on the program and to view the franchise area map, visit the City of Pensacola Shared Micromobility website or contact the Engineering and Construction Services Department at 850-435-1645.