San Diego City Council Eyes Tighter Restrictions On E-Bike Riders

San Diego e-bike riders are in for stricter riding restrictions this summer as the San Diego City Council approved to tighten existing laws on e-bikes and electric scooters.

The new rules would require electric scooter and e-bike companies to handle complaints and self-enforce violators of the new rules.

The new rules would forbid electric scooter and e-bike riders from riding or parking their electric vehicles on sidewalks. Riders will be forced to use roadways or bike lanes.

Lastly, the new rules would ban electric scooter and e-bike rental companies from renting out their electric scooters and e-bikes between 12:00 a.m. and 2:30 a.m.

Proponents of the new rules say they will diminish accidents caused to pedestrians by electric scooters and e-bike riders.

In order to enforce the new rules, San Diego City Council will also propose an extra $150,000 in funding to the San Diego Police Department for increased targeted enforcement and
educational activities.