Hot Potato: Scooter subscription programs - a boon for mass transit or an annoying safety hazard? That was the question Miami city officials had to tackle in their pocket Thursday night. Verdict: A safety hazard and harassment. The Miami City Commission voted against continuing its pilot program and ordered Lyft to take all of its motorcycles off the streets of Miami by the end of the work week.
Miami, Florida has banned the use of electric scooters. The Miami City Commission on Thursday approved the measure, which went into effect immediately, by four votes to one. Vendors have been given until midnight to turn off their scooters and return them by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, November 19, or the city will take over. Laportella told the Miami Herald. "That's it." p>
Diaz de la Portela was a swing vote on the go and previously voted to extend the scooter trial program. However, the commissioner said he changed his mind after hearing from residents. The initial argument against e-bikes was safety concerns. To kill the "This is an accident waiting to happen" program. p>
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A Lyft executive said he was disappointed with the commission's decision and wished the Miami mayor would overturn Francis Suarez verdict.
Miami isn't the first city to sign up for Bans scooters that Nashville banned in 2019 after a drunk rider was killed in a car crash, at the time Nashville hosted pilot programs for seven different scooter companies, including Lime, Lyft and Spin, Gotcha, Bird, Bolt, and Jump. Scooters in Florida were removed frequently during storms for fear of becoming fatal projectiles. p>
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Miami has asked Lyft to take its electric scooters off the streets by 5 p.m. today