Love to explore Tampa but mildly hate walking in the hot weather? Don’t worry, there’s a hip scooter share system for that — and it’s coming to Tampa in 2019, according to Mayor Buckhorn.
The Tampa Mayor said in a Tweet that the electric scooters are coming to the city in early 2019 as part of a pilot program.
The city is currently accepting bids from companies for the program. Each company will be capped at 300 scooters. The city would like to bring in 1,800 total, according to a report from ABC Action News.
Don’t worry about scooter riders going into the streets. The two-wheeled electric rides will only be allowed on the sidewalk courtesy of a Florida Statute — and they can only reach speeds up to 8-10mph.
Some dockless scooter companies — like Bird — even create job opportunities in cities. Residents can earn some extra cash on the side by picking up scooters low on battery and recharging the,
The pilot program will launch just a couple months after the Cross-Bay Ferry returns.
Who’s ready to cruise on an electric scooter down the Tampa Riverwalk?