Beverly Hills imposes 6-month ban on electric scooters
Another Southern California city has pulled the plug on shared electric scooters.
The Beverly Hills City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to impose an immediate six-month ban, citing reasons ranging from public safety to lack of planning or outreach by companies that rent the dockless scooters to the public.
The city says its police force will impound the devices and issue citations under a zero-tolerance policy.
Neighboring West Hollywood recently took similar action while the city of Santa Monica, which allows the scooters, has cracked down on a wide range of violations.
Surging popularity has led to complaints about riders speeding among pedestrians and leaving scooters in heaps on sidewalks. Santa Monica police recently posted images of a mass seizure of scooters abandoned on a beach path.