NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. — An ordinance has passed in New Port Richey to allow scooters.
- New Port Richey passes scooter ordinance
- eCarve operates Get Outside business
- Scooters would need to be returned to store by evening
However, the ordinance passed 4-to-1 Tuesday night with some contingencies.
A proposal from a company called eCarve, which operates in the "Get Outside" building on Main Street in New Port Richey, wants to introduce the scooters in a way that cuts back on some concerns raised in other cities.
Those main concerns were unused scooters strewn in area streets. The company also suggested some measures to ease safety concerns.
The city council largely agreed and passed the ordinance, allowing the renting and usage of the scooters.
Under the guidelines, the scooters would have to be picked up and returned to a central store by 8:30 p.m. That means there would essentially mean no rentals at night.
People would be required to pick up and return the scooters to the store, so they wouldn’t be cluttered on the streets.
Helmets would also be provided with each rental.