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They're Back: Electric Scooters Make Return To Streets, Sidewalks Of Downtown Miami

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CHARLES TRAINOR JR CTRAINOR@MIAMIHERALD.COM
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Tori Petersen rides an electric scooter in Bayfront Park, April 2, 2019. The city is introducing rental scooters into certain areas for a test program.

A familiar form of travel has returned to Miami’s streets and sidewalks after an extended time out.

Electric, dockless scooters are once again permitted in the city of Miami — but only in limited quantities, and only in the city’s second district, which extends from Coconut Grove up to Morningside.

The roll out marks the official launch of a pilot program the city approved last fall, after it kicked out electric scooter companies in June, because they were in violation of Florida statutes. The companies did not appeal that ruling, opting instead to work with the city to craft a mutually agreeable pilot program.

Read more from our news partner, The Miami Herald