Orange County crafts ordinance to allow rentable scooters

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Orange County may join the city of Orlando in allowing the widespread use of rentable electric scooters on its streets.

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The county is drafting an ordinance that, if passed, creates a micromobility pilot program allowing up to 1,800 vehicles, county Transportation Planning Division Chief Planner Alissa Barber Torres said during a July 13 presentation to county commissioners.

The ordinance is at least months away from a vote, as county commissioners will review a more detailed ordinance draft in the fall.

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If the county adopts a pilot program, it would expand the availability of scooter share in the region in a big way. This opens up a new way for residents to connect with larger transit systems, like bus and rail, but it also presents new safety challenges.

Click here to read Alex Soderstrom’s story on the Orlando Business Journal’s website.

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