The Municipality of São Paulo published a new decree that regulates the sharing of electric scooters. With the document, the municipality updates what it had defended in August and starts to charge companies.
The monthly amount, in fact, is the main difference in relation to the previous decree. Now, the City will charge companies R $ 0.20 per race and up to R $ 30 per month, depending on the region, for each electric scooter due to the use of public infrastructure.
The decree also determines that companies will only be able to offer scooters in previously approved stations. Users will be able to return equipment at these stations or at one of the permitted parking spots.
The municipality will authorize parking on streets with cycle paths or lanes. The roads that do not have these spaces and that have a maximum permitted speed of up to 40 km / h can also count on parking.
In both cases, parking will be allowed subject to certain requirements. The roads must have sidewalks over 2.5 m wide or spaces such as squares, islands and central beds so as not to interfere with the circulation of passengers.
The regulation prohibits the parking of scooters on public bike lanes, bike lanes, lawn or gardens. The text also prohibits the return of equipment in front of pedestrian crossings or lowered guides for people with reduced mobility or vehicles.
New decree maintains rules for scooters
As published in August, the new text from the City of São Paulo prohibits the use of scooters on sidewalks. They can only be used on bike lanes, bike lanes, roads with a maximum permitted speed of up to 40 km / h and leisure roads under the Open Streets Program.
The equipment must have a speed limit of 20 km / h. For users doing the first 10 races, the limit is 15 km / h. The decree also requires scooters to have speed indicators, buzzers and front, rear and side signals.
Vehicles may not be used by persons under 18 years of age, nor to transport passengers, animals and loads weighing more than 5 kg. Companies will have 60 days from this Friday (1st) to adapt to the new rules and may be fined if they breach any point after this deadline.
With information: G1.