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City Council to vote on bringing electric scooters to downtown Tampa

Dockless scooters coming to Tampa in early 2019
Posted at 4:35 AM, Apr 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-04 06:13:16-04

TAMPA, Fla. — The Tampa City Council will vote on an electric scooter pilot program Thursday morning. The program would allow vendors to place about 2,400 electric scooters throughout the city.

Tourists and residents would be able to rent the electric scooters by the hour.

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The program has been proposed as a transportation alternative, but others don’t believe it’s a safe plan. Washington D.C. has a similar program and they are already tracking injuries from riders.

"Anything from post concussive syndrome, to problems with memory, to more severe,” said Dr. Tyler Barrett.

If the plan is approved the pilot program would be a year long. City leaders would then reevaluate the plan after one year.

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