New City scooter rules

New changes to the Shared Micromobility Pilot Program are in effect after City Council approved an amendment to the ordinance at the Feb. 10 City Council Meeting. The public should be aware of the new 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.