Orlando City Council approved a one-year pilot program that will allow scooters in city limits.

Under the proposal, companies could be allowed to pepper the city with fleets of up to 400 scooters, with a cap of 1,800 total scooters city-wide. The scooters will also have hobbling devices that will limit their speeds to 10 mph. Host companies must also host safety classes and meet a number of safety requirements.

They’ll also have a scooter curfew in the Central Business District that forces the companies to clean up their toys before they can go to bed.

Scooters generally cost $1 to unlock and $0.15 for every minute they’re used. Recent surveys from other cities have shown that scooter riders tend to skew towards young, affluent males.

While they haven’t confirmed it officially, Lime is rumored to be removing their dockless Lime Bikes to make way for its scooter fleet.

Now that the pilot program has been approved, the permitting process is open for applications.

Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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