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What are these electric scooters I see on streets and sidewalks in San Jose?
Under state law, these are called "motorized scooters." They generally have two small wheels, a platform to stand on, and a small electric motor. (California Vehicle Code 407.5)

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1. What are these electric scooters I see on streets and sidewalks in San Jose?
2. Who owns and operates these motorized scooters? Are they part of a City program?
3. Where are people allowed to use and park motorized scooters?
4. What other rules or laws apply to these motorized scooters?
5. How do you get access to use one of these motorized scooters?
6. How do I report a problem or a concern?