The city is reviving its electric scooter and e-bike program after it banned them in September 2020
After more than two years in retirement and several delays, electric scooters are finally making their return to Dallas. Starting Wednesday, electric scooters and bikes will be available to rent as part of the city’s shared dock-less vehicle program relaunch, according to a city memo. E-scooters will officially be back May 31.
Scooters are making a comeback in Dallas for the first time since September 2020, when the city halted the program due to concerns about public safety and city oversight. During the initial program’s two-year run, scooters often littered the streets — endangering drivers and pedestrians.
Last year, city officials reignited their discussion on e-scooters, with original plans for them to return in fall 2022. The comeback was pushed to mid-February, but set-up and city-planning caused another delay. The new program comes with tighter regulations to keep riders and residents safe and to curtail hazardous road conditions for motorists.