June 16, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:
City Installs New Incentivized E-Scooter Parking Corrals
The City of Pensacola has installed 15 new e-scooter parking corrals in various locations downtown to encourage the public to park courteously when using shared micromobility devices.
Users who park an e-scooter in one of the parking corrals will receive a 50 cent credit on their account to apply toward a future ride. The micromobility vendors will send users in-app notifications when they ride into a designated e-scooter parking area. After the rider ends the trip and takes the end-of-ride photo to confirm proper parking, they will see a summary screen that will display the trip length and ride credits earned.
E-scooter parking locations are clearly identified by a "P" icon in the Bird and Veo mobile apps. A map of parking locations is also available on the city's Shared Micromobility website. Riders are not allowed to end a ride on South Palafox, East Intendencia or East Government streets as they are No Park Zones indicated by the franchise area map. If an e-scooter is parked on these streets, the rider will continue to be charged.
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.