Dec. 6, 2022MEDIA CONTACT:
REMINDER: Required Corral Parking for Shared E-Scooters Begins Downtown Dec. 7
The City of Pensacola's Shared Micromobility Program will require all shared e-scooter users who are ending trips in the downtown core to park in designated e-scooter parking corrals, effective Wednesday, Dec. 7.
Riders may use their VEO app or refer to the Required Parking Zone Map to see where parking is located and required. The Required Parking Zone outlines the area where parking in designated corrals is required. It includes the area bounded by Garden Street, Spring Street, Tarragona Street and Main Street, extending to Plaza de Luna on South Palafox Street.
Parking corrals are easily identifiable and have been sectioned off near on-street motor vehicle parking or on wide sidewalks. They are marked with an "E-Scooter Parking" decal, striping, and/or posts to indicate that they are designated e-scooter parking areas.
Shared e-scooter users who are outside of the downtown core and not in the Required Parking Zone may still practice free-floating parking. Riders not in the Required Parking Zone may park responsibly on sidewalks, while maintaining at least a 4-foot pedestrian path.
Electric scooter users in the City of Pensacola are reminded to always follow city rules and ordinances for operating shared micromobility devices including e-scooters, along with following all applicable state traffic laws.
Decals have been placed on sidewalks throughout the city to 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.
Violations of the City of Pensacola micromobility ordinance, such as improper parking or operating an electric scooter on a sidewalk, may result in a written citation with a $150 penalty. Violating state traffic laws while riding e-scooters may result in a moving violation and associated penalty.
As a reminder, the following rules are in effect through the City of Pensacola's Shared Micromobility Program. The public should be aware of these rules before renting and operating a micromobility device.
Electric Scooter Rules and Guidelines
- Riders are prohibited from riding electric scooters on sidewalks, but may access a sidewalk to park the scooter if outside the Required Parking Zone. Riders should park courteously, which means e-scooters should be parked upright at all times and should not block the pedestrian path. When parking an e-scooter, make sure to leave enough space for a wheelchair to access the sidewalk.
- Riders are not allowed to ride on the streets identified on the franchise area map as No Ride Zones.
- 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.
- Electric scooters are not operational or available for use between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., Friday morning through Sunday morning.
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.