top of page

Use code SCNEWCUST15 for 15% off ALL scooters through month-end.  Redeem here

Are Electric Scooters Allowed in Florida's Bike Lanes?

Navigating the Rules of the Road for Electric Scooters in Sunshine State Bike Lanes

With the rise in popularity of electric scooters as a convenient and eco-friendly transportation alternative in Florida, many users are asking a crucial question: Can electric scooters legally ride in bike lanes throughout the Sunshine State?

The answer is a bit nuanced and requires an understanding of Florida’s state laws as well as local ordinances that may vary across different cities and counties.

Statewide Regulations on Electric Scooters

In Florida, electric scooters (e-scooters) are considered motorized vehicles, and they fall under certain legal regulations as such. According to Florida Statute §316.1995, electric scooters are permitted to operate on streets and roads where the posted speed limit is 30 miles per hour or less. When it comes to bike lanes, the statute permits electric scooters to use them, as long as operators abide by all applicable traffic laws and regulations. However, it's essential for riders to always check local rules, as municipalities may have their own specific regulations.

Local Ordinances Could Vary

Florida’s cities may have their unique approach to managing e-scooter usage, including rules about whether they can ride in bike lanes. For example, some might designate specific areas where scooters may operate, and others could restrict their use in certain parts of the city, including bike lanes. Riders should inform themselves of the local laws in areas like Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and Jacksonville before hitting the road.

E-scooter Sharing Programs and Bike Lanes

With electric scooter sharing programs available in parts of Florida, it is extra important for both visitors and residents to be aware of the rules. Often, these programs work in close collaboration with city officials to ensure their scooters are being used safely and legally, including adhering to specific guidelines regarding bike lane usage.

Safety Tips for Riding in Bike Lanes

For the safety of all, when e-scooters are allowed in bike lanes, riders should:

  • Wear a helmet and visible clothing.
  • Follow the flow of traffic and obey all traffic signs and signals.
  • Yield to pedestrians and give an audible signal before overtaking any person.
  • Maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, including bicycles.

By understanding and respecting the rules of e-scooter usage, including bike lane regulations, riders can enjoy a safe and enjoyable experience exploring the beautiful landscapes of Florida.

What You Should Do as an E-Scooter Rider in Florida

Before taking your electric scooter into a bike lane in Florida, it's always best practice to:

  • Check the local city or county ordinances pertaining to e-scooter use.
  • Operate the scooter safely and courteously, respecting all road users.
  • Stay aware of changes in laws as they can evolve with the growing popularity of e-scooters.

In summary, while Florida state law generally allows electric scooters in bike lanes, local ordinances can override this and create a patchwork of regulations that you must adhere to. Stay informed and ride safely to ensure an enjoyable e-scooter experience in Florida's bike lanes.

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy
scooters

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Blog

Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more

Careers

Interested in working at Levy?

Investors

Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you

Specs

Technical specs for all of our scooters

Batteries

The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Compare

Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best

Tires

Learn more about electric scooter tires

Accessories

Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city

Subscriptions

Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired

Contact

Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page