Emergency ordinance to ban motorized scooters on boardwalk 
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Electric scooters on the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
Electric scooters on the boardwalk in Mission Beach. / Photo by Thomas Melville
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Beach area residents fed up with motorized scooters on the Pacific Beach and Mission Beach boardwalk and surrounding walkways will get relief from speeding scooters with an emergency ordinance.

Residents have complained about continued reckless use of electric scooters along the Pacific Beach and Mission Beach boardwalk. This type of behavior has resulted in collisions, accidents and bodily injuries.

Councilmember Lorie Zapf sent a memo on April 20 asking for assistance from Mayor Kevin Faulconer regarding motorized scooters prior to the start of summer. The mayor’s staff is working on bringing an emergency ordinance to council on May 22. 

The ordinance will clarify local laws to ensure public safety by amending the San Diego Municipal Code. State law currently prohibits use of motorized scooters on sidewalks, however this ordinance specifically addresses the boardwalk from Crystal Pier to the South Mission Beach jetty.
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