NewsLocal News

Actions

Cascades Park becoming popular place for E-scooters

Posted at 5:19 PM, Aug 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-02 17:19:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — You've probably seen them taking over the Capital City. E-scooters are the latest transportation trend and are being used all over the area.

Florida recently passed legislation that gives each city the authority to regulate them, and gives riders the same rights as bicyclists. E-scooters are allowed on sidewalks, bicycle lanes and roads with a maximum speed of 15 miles per hour.

A popular place for riders is Cascades Park. One walker expresses his concerns when it comes to them.

"I do worry a little bit. If they are going to use the same sidewalk and walking paths as walkers," said Karl Arant. "They do take up a little more space and they move a little bit quicker then a typical walker. So I do worry about it getting crowded out here."

Another walker says she isn't bothered at all by the scooters.

The Tallahassee City Commission is set to discuss the E-Scooter Pilot Project at a regularly scheduled meeting in September.