Scooters Return To Coral Gables
The City of Coral Gables is the first municipality in Miami Dade County to bring back scooters as a transportation alternative since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of the pandemic, scooters were prohibited by a Miami-Dade County Emergency Order to avoid the spreading of the virus. As of Sept. 14, this ban was lifted.
“Coral Gables is a municipal leader in green initiatives and energy saving innovations,” said Douglas Cobb, Coral Gables Senior Traffic Engineer and Micro mobility Program Manager. “We are proud to be a hub for ride sharing and ride alternatives by offering free trolley, and ‘Freebie’ golf cart transportation, and now electric scooters for residents and visitors. We hope scooters increase the number of people that visit our central business district which is home to numerous restaurants, stores and art galleries. We are happy to be able to bring a safe transportation alternative while continuing to promote social distancing.”
Currently, there are 50 Spin electric scooters spread across the Miracle Mile, Merrick Park, and metro areas making exploring Coral Gables even easier. Although the beginning fleet will be comprised of 50 scooters, the City will soon welcome an additional 50 Bird electric scooters and is open to expanding the fleet if there is demand from residents and visitors.
Scooters in Coral Gables will have a top speed of 15 mph to ensure efficient, yet safe, transportation throughout the City.
While the scooters will be welcomed and encouraged throughout Coral Gables, certain areas will be deemed ‘No Ride Zones’ due to an increased amount of pedestrian activity such as the Granada Golf Course and Giralda Plaza.
Additional Cleaning Procedures in Place Due to COVID
In response to the COVID-19 crisis, Spin has increased the frequency with which scooters are disinfected. Each scooter is cleaned with disinfectant wipes or spray and a clean towel at all major points of contact—handlebars and mast—before it can be repaired or charged so that riders always receive sanitized scooters. Once Bird returns, they will follow similar cleaning protocols.
Dockless Bike Share and Scooter Share
Dockless Bike Share and Scooter Share, also known as the Dockless Mobility Program, refers to a new type of shared mobility that allows users to unlock, rent, and ride bikes, electric bikes, and electric scooters from virtually anywhere using a smartphone application. Dockless bikes and scooters are stored within the right-of-way out of the way of pedestrians, parked cars, or other users, ready to be rented by the next rider. Devices are currently staged on Miracle Mile intersections and nearby streets, near Douglas and UM Metro Stations, and in other locations around the city. At this time, only Bird and Spin are permitted to stage their devices in Coral Gables.
When dropping off devices, they should be:
Vendor Contact Information
If you see an incorrectly parked or broken device, please contact the appropriate customer service number below.
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