BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills City Council voted 4 to 1 at their meeting on Tuesday, December 10 to continue the prohibition of certain shared mobility devices within city limits until January 2021. The Beverly Hills Police Department will continue to enforce a zero-tolerance policy on shared mobility devices that if used in the city will include impounding the devices and necessary fines.
The ordinance banning shared mobility devices prohibits those devices to be offered for use anywhere in the city, and from being found or placed in any public right-of-way on public property. City crews have recovered hundreds of scooters from sidewalks and streets that obstructed the normal movement of traffic and created a hazard.
Over the last 18 months, the Beverly Hills Police and Fire Departments have responded to many accidents where serious injuries involving the shared mobility devices have transpired.
The city of Beverly Hills will continue to explore the feasibility of a pilot project involving shared mobility devices to promote their safe use.