Miami, Florida – Riders who used electric scooters in downtown Miami will no longer be able to do so.
Hundreds of riders have used apps on their mobile phones to rent scooters since 2018.
Many transit advocates have seen scooters as an effective micro-mobility solution for people to travel the last mile between transit stops and their destinations.
Critics consider the scooters dangerous to vehicular traffic that creates too many opportunities for accidents with vehicles and pedestrians.
On Thursday, the Miami City Commission voted to end the multi-year program that allowed several companies to place electric scooters in different parts of the city.
Vendors were told they have until midnight Thursday to deactivate their scooters and until 5 p.m. Friday to pick them up.