North Myrtle Beach Approves New Rules For E-Bikes And Scooters
The city council passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to leave any scooters or e-bikes on sidewalks or public properties in the city.
The city of North Myrtle Beach has approved new rules to assist in keeping its streets clear.
Local businesses have recently filed complaints in regards to electric scooters and e-bikes being left on sidewalks and public right of way.
The abandoned transportation allegedly created a problem for pedestrian traffic for people trying to use the sidewalk to get to businesses and other places.
Therefor, the city council passed an ordinance that makes it illegal to leave any scooters or e-bikes on sidewalks or public properties in the city.
However, the rule only applies to scooter or e-bike companies that do not have a business license or agreement to operate in the city.
If any scooter or bike is left on the sidewalk, it will now be impounded and held for 48 hours.
It can be released after proof of ownership is cleared and a $100 fee will be collected.
For those who do not claim their ride within two days, the transportation device could be donated, auctioned off, or discarded.