Water taxi on Hillsborough River

Don't be an April Fool, follow the new eScooter rules!

The City of Tampa is announcing stricter rules surrounding the use of shared eScooters/eBikes (micro mobility vehicles) citywide. 

Starting on April 1st, riders MUST park their shared e-vehicles in city-approved docking stations ONLY or face an “out-of-hub fee.” Leaving them stranded around the city will no longer be an option.

Each vehicle will have software alerting riders where they can and cannot park. Riders who leave their vehicle outside of an approved docking area will be subject to penalties by the individual operating company. Fees vary but can be up to $5.

Conversely, riders who find a misplaced vehicle may return it to a dock and be rewarded a “bounty” by the operating company with a credit to their account. These credits vary but range from 50 cents to $2.50.  Be sure to check with each vendor to learn more about their specific bounty processes.

CORRAL LOCATIONS

Corral Locations

Docking stations include clearly marked corrals, electronic virtual corrals, public bike racks, scooter racks and charging stations. Hundreds of these approved docking stations will be conveniently located in the public right-of-way all over the city so riders will have no trouble finding or parking their shared e-vehicles. We’ve also set up an interactive website where residents can request locations where they feel corrals would be beneficial. Click here to view the map. 

These new rules are intended to free-up sidewalk space and eliminate safety concerns due to misplaced micro-mobility vehicles.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Shared micro-mobility vehicles shall NOT be ridden in the following locations:
  • The Tampa Riverwalk
  • Bayshore Blvd.
  • 7th Ave. (Ybor City)
  • Hyde Park Village
  • Armature Works
Riders must always obey all traffic laws, yield to pedestrians, ride solo, and never drink and ride. Together, we can ensure this program grows and expands safely with fewer issues caused by carelessness.