• St. Augustine Beach considering e-scooter proposals

    By: Ryan Nelson , Action News Jax

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    ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - The city of St. Augustine Beach is considering bringing e-scooters and e-bikes to its streets.

    Sonia Bullock says the trendy modes of transportation reduce traffic in the area. 

    "There are a lot of cities that have too many vehicles at different hours," said Bullock, who Action News Jax interviewed in front of City Hall. 

    St. Augustine Beach Mayor Undine George tells us there was a discussion at Monday's City Commission meeting.


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    E-scooter company "Frog" is proposing a plan to partner with the city. The plan would place scooters around the city on public land. 

    The company, eWhipz, LLC,  is also proposing a plan for scooters and bikes throughout St. Johns County. Kiosks would be on private land. 

    We're told there could be a draft ordinance as soon as Oct. 7. 

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    "It could be a good idea if people are responsible driving them," said Bullock. 

    The mayor tells us cities like Ft. Lauderdale, Miami and Coral Gables already have them, while Gainesville and St. Petersburg are considering rollouts. 

    The city is weighing the benefit of increased mobility against concerns like safety, and roadways being blocked. 

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