SAN ANTONIO (KTSA News) – Get those scooters off the sidewalks. San Antonio’s new e-scooter ordinance went into effect Monday, forcing riders off the sidewalks and onto the streets.
A woman who works downtown told KTSA News she hopes the new rules are enforced.
“It’s scarier to walk on the sidewalk than it is to walk in the street because of how fast everybody’s going on the scooters on the sidewalk,” she said.
The scooters also are banned from Alamo Plaza, the River Walk, city parks and trails. There’s also a curfew from 11 pm to 6 a.m.
All riders must be 16 or older and only one rider per scooter. Sometimes you’ll see a parent with a young child riding one scooter, but that’s no longer allowed. Wearing helmets is encouraged, but not required.
A couple of tourists from Missouri complained about the number of scooters that are parked on sidewalks, saying they’re an eyesore and a hazard.
“They’re in your way and I’ve seen people tripping over them,” the visitor told KTSA News. His wife noted that there are so many scooters that aren’t being utilized. “Do you really need that many?” she asked.