Scooter Safety while attending Comic-Con
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – During Comic-Con there are additional restrictions in place in the Gaslamp Quarter, according to the City’s Development Services Department.
Companies are required to incorporate geofenced areas where the operators automatically slow scooter speeds between 3 and 8 miles per hour. Geofencing is in effect for designated high-pedestrian areas including beach-area boardwalks, Balboa Park, NTC Park, Mission Bay Park, Petco Park and North/South Embarcadero.
Operators will no longer be able to stage scooters and e-bikes on sidewalks in Downtown.
The City said the San Diego Police Department will continue to enforce laws that pertain to individuals who rent shared mobility devices, including not riding devices on sidewalks, only one rider per device, driving any device while impaired and ensuring that all underage riders use helmets. Users must be at least 16 years old and users younger than 18 years old must wear helmets.