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Motorized scooters coming to Fort Walton Beach as part of pilot program

You may start to see these motorized scooters around Fort Walton Beach. They are part of a “micromobility pilot program” that allows for businesses to deploy scooters and other devices around the […]

You may start to see these motorized scooters around Fort Walton Beach. They are part of a “micromobility pilot program” that allows for businesses to deploy scooters and other devices around the City, following certain regulations and standards of course.

Micromobility devices may be operated on any part of a street or highway where bicycles are authorized to travel, including a bicycle lane or other portion of a roadway designated for exclusive use by bicyclists, the shoulder or berm, and any path or trail intended for use by bicyclists.

These devices are prohibited from operating at all times along the following roadways:

  • US 98 (Miracle Strip Parkway)
  • SR 85 (Eglin Parkway)
  • SR 145 (Perry Avenue)
  • SR 189 (Beal Parkway)
  • SR 393 (Mary Esther Cutoff)

A few things to know:

  • May only operate between the hours of 7:00 a.m.— 10:00 p.m. daily.
  • Any micromobility device parked on private property without the permission of the owner or occupier of the property shall be subject to immediate removal.
  • Micromobility devices shall not be parked in such a manner as to impede the right-of-way or impede access to the right-of-way.

Have you seen these scooters or better yet, tried one?

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