SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – San Francisco orders three companies that began renting motorized foot pedals in the city last month to cease operations until they can ensure that drivers obey state laws and that City Councilor Dennis Herrera said in letters to LimeBike, Bird and Spin that the city received numerous complaints from drivers. Englisch: www.mjfriendship.de/en/index.php?op…=view&id=1
California law requires motorized scooters to wear a helmet, carry no passengers, and not operate on sidewalks. The rules appear in videos that drivers need to see and log out when they download the mobile app that unlocks the scooters.
Herrera provided the companies with photos of scooters in the middle of sidewalks and people without a helmet. They have until 30 April to deal with complaints, he said.
Jack Handley, who works at his family-run hotel, said he pays about $ 2 for a scooter for about five minutes, saying he rides in the street.
"I can grab one and zoom in on where I have to go and then zoom back," Handley said after dropping a LimeBike in front of a FedEx office in downtown San Francisco.
He said he would stop using if he needed a permit or wearing a helmet.
"I will not wear a helmet with me," he said. "I'd rather go than go through this headache."
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors passed legislation on Tuesday granting the scooter companies permission to transit and allowing public employees to remove scooters without permission from roads or sidewalks.
The decree prompts companies to educate users on how to safely drive and store the devices and fix fines starting at $ 125 per scooter.
"Walkways are for pedestrians and walkers and disabled persons and wheelchairs," said the author of the law. Supervisor Aaron Peskin
"We are not trying to ban them," he said. "But we want to make sure they work in a way that's helpful for San Francisco's transportation problems."
San Mateo, California-based LimeBike, will launch new initiatives next week following the board's vote Corporate spokesman Joe Arellano
"In response, we update our current community outreach plan to address concerns about the city Pedestrian safety, park maintenance and driver education, "Arellano said in a statement on Tuesday.
David Estrada, the chief legal officer of Bird Rides Inc. of Santa Monica, California, announced that the company plans to work with city officials to resolve traffic issues in San Francisco.
"They demand training for drivers and request the implementation of a technology to address some of the issues we all have in the plants," Estrada said.
The Company, Founded by Travis VanderZanden, was Lyft's Chief Operating Officer and former Vice President of Global Driver Growth at Ub "On Tuesday, we launched a pilot program where San Francisco drivers had to take pictures of the scooter at the end of their day Parked, "said Estrada.
Users who repeatedly violate the rules will be suspended, said Kenneth Baer, a bird spokesman. "San Franciscans have logged more than 90,000 miles on Birds, indicating that there is a great demand for new, eco-friendly ways to bypass this great city"
Santa Monica's city attorney filed a lawsuit in December Bird said the company work without permission and have ignored the necessary permits and instructions to remove the scooters from the sidewalks. Bird pleaded no competition and agreed to pay more than $ 300,000 in fines and secure proper licenses.
A spokesman for San Francisco-based Skinny Labs Inc., also known as Spin, did not return e-mails on Tuesday seeking a comment. ___
This story was clarified to note that Peskin was the author of the law, not a sponsor.
Associated Press authors Terry Chea and Ryan Nakashima contributed to this report.