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Tallahassee's pilot electric scooters program starts July 17

Posted at 6:16 PM, Jun 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-19 18:16:52-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Paving the way for electric scooters. We are now one month away from e-scooters filling sidewalks in the Capital City.

This comes after city commissioners decided to move forward with a three-month pilot program.

Wednesday, commissioners unanimously agreed to expand the number of participating companies from three to five. That won't change the number of scooters in the pilot program, which will stay capped at 1,000.

The idea is that adding more companies will help the city decide which ones work best with the community.

"That would give us even more information I think to make a decision on at the end of the pilot," said City Commissioner Curtis Richardson.

Commissioners had to make a change to the city ordinance to allow more than three companies to participate in the pilot program.

You'll be able to scoot around downtown Tallahassee starting July 15.