They can be fun, easy to rent and a way to avoid traffic congestion.
“I’m a big believer that the e-scooter sharing system is going to have a big impact on our transit needs and the way we get around town,” said Miami Commissioner Ken Russell, who pushed for a pilot program to bring e-scooters to certain parts of his district including Brickell, Coconut Grove and Downtown Miami.
Russell says about a half million riders have hopped on e-scooters in the city so far this year.
In Fort Lauderdale, one of the first cities in Florida to have them, more than a million miles have been ridden on e-scooters since November.
“We can’t come to Downtown if we don’t get a scooter,” said Patricia Hernandez while renting e-scooters with her friends. “We really, really love them.”
But they can also be dangerous.
NBC 6 investigates how many accidents have happened in our area and why some are calling for more oversight on Monday night at 11 on NBC 6 and NBC6.com.