Fort Lauderdale, Florida – The city announced Monday that from now until Aug. 18 the dockless scooters such as Lime and Bird will be not be permitted on the barrier island. The ban will be lifted just a few days after Broward County Public Schools students return to classes.
The scooters have recently been the subject of lots of criticism due to dangers from using the scooters. Several pedestrians have already been injured, and the riders sometimes don’t follow the rules of the road. The program was meant to free up the streets of Fort Lauderdale, but many say the program has faults.
Four companies operate the scooters, which users leave on sidewalks after they have finished their rides. Often, the scooters can pile up in high-traffic areas, blocking private property, fire hydrants and handicapped-accessible ramps.