The City of Tampa has new e-scooter rules

Not following the rules could result in fines, and a financial reward system is also in place.

Three e-scooters are parked in downtown Tampa. There are cars riding next to them and tall buildings in the background. The scooters are orange with black handles.

The Big Guava is laying down the law.

Photo via City of Tampa

Its wheely simple. Starting yesterday, the City of Tampa introduced new rules for e-bikes and e-scooters. To help you stay safe — and out of trouble — we rounded up the info you need:

  • To avoid a fine, e-vehicles must be parked in approved docking stations — here’s a map of corrals, racks, and charging stations. A fine of up to $5 is waiting for those who transgress.
  • Up to $2.50 is available, however, to good Samaritans who return misplaced e-vehicles to an approved docking station.

To help clear up sidewalk space and increase safety, the e-vehicles may not be ridden in the following parts of Tampa:

  • The Tampa Riverwalk
  • Bayshore Boulevard
  • 7th Avenue in Ybor City
  • Hyde Park Village
  • Armature Works

Remember to follow traffic laws, yield to pedestrians, and avoid operating an e-vehicle under the influence.