New bike share fees to be established in the City Beautiful

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As of October 8, the City of Orlando adopted revisions to the regulatory framework around the operation of bike share companies within the city.

The changes in regulatory procedures are a reaction to a number of bike share systems circling the Orlando market, including Lime (Website), a dockless bike sharing system that doesn’t require a designated bike rack. Lime already has 500 bikes in circulation at UCF.

Changes to Chapter 10 will authorize the City to establish permit fees and other charges related to bike share operations including the following schedule of fees:

  • $800 application fee to register as a bike share business
  • $365 application fee for a renewal of a permit
  • $27 per bicycle fee
  • $80 per bicycle performance bond

Other regulations include prohibiting cyclists from blocking pedestrian traffic, in a parking space, or on private property.

Lime has also stated that they are interested in bringing their electric scooters to Orlando as well, following successful trials in other cities. They have yet to officially announce that they will be servicing Orlando outside of the UCF campus.

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