FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Diego Pushes Back on Boardwalk Scooter Ban
SAN DIEGO (May 22, 2018) – This afternoon, the San Diego City Council refused to pass a temporary ban on motorized scooters on the Mission Beach, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla Shores Boardwalks. Since the introduction of dockless bike and scooter share earlier this year, San Diegans have begun to use active transportation more than ever before. Circulate San Diego supports the use of dockless bike and scooter share as a form of transportation and spoke at City Council in opposition to the proposed ban.
“San Diego has embraced this innovative and green technology,” said Maya Rosas, Policy Director for Circulate San Diego. “A vote to ban scooters in our iconic boardwalks would have been a step in the wrong direction on the City’s road to get more people walking, biking, scooting, and taking transit.”
Circulate San Diego opposed the ban because it would have set a dangerous precedent for piecemeal banning of bike and scooter share throughout San Diego and it would have discouraged San Diegans from using these new options as a form of transportation. Bike and scooter share are a part of the solution to meeting the City’s Climate Action Plan goals and solving first and last mile transit connection issues.
About Circulate San Diego
Circulate San Diego is a regional nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing mobility and making the region a better place to move, work, learn and play. Our work focuses on creating great mobility choices, more walkable and bikeable neighborhoods, and land uses that promote sustainable growth. For more information, go to www.circulatesd.org.