This ordinance, passed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Board of Supervisors, was written in response to the proliferation of electric scooters (here defined as “non-standard vehicle”; California DMV falls under “electric scooter“). They amended their taxi/for-hire code to include the following
(d) For any person or entity to operate a Non-Standard Vehicle on a public street without the applicable permit issued by the SFMTA in accordance with Article 1200 ofthis Code.
The SFMTA then launched a 12-month permitting and pilot program to regulate electric scooters.
Ordinance no. 63-18
Updated June 2018