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Scooter rental in the French Quarter?

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Scooter rental in the French Quarter?

We just saw a really good deal for a day of scooter rental. Is it really feasible to have a scooter in the quarter? Are there places to park or is too congested? Or would it be better for exploring outside the quarters? Any opinions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Scooter rental in the French Quarter?

I personally have encountered a few people with scooters in the Quarter. Depending on where you are I believe you would find places to park it. The only drawback is that the streets of the quarte and the sidewalks are not in the best shape so count on a bumbpy ride. I would think a scooter would have the power to manuver without getting stuff but you will need to keep heads up on the many cracks and unleveled areas.

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2. Re: Scooter rental in the French Quarter?

I am not sure why you would want a scooter in the French Quarter, which is not that big and the streets are small and congested. Seems like a scooter would just get in the way.

You could use a scooter if you wanted to explore the Marigny area, but there is plenty of traffic there and I would recommend that you only do so if you are experienced riders. Why not take a bicycle tour instead?

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3. Re: Scooter rental in the French Quarter?

Scooters are easy to park in the FQ but you have the same two-hour restrictions as any non-resident. And you can't park on sidewalks.

Be aware that DWI laws are also enforced on scooters so keep your imbibing to a minimum. And watch for potholes!

Other than these general warnings, it's a fun quick way to get around the city. We have two scooters at home and we love taking them out on a nice Saturday afternoon.

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