Miami Scooter Pilot Program

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The City of Miami has approved a pilot program allowing nine private operators to offer motorized scooter rentals in Miami’s urban core and surrounding neighborhoods. The pilot program provides residents and visitors access to this new transportation option while allowing the City to evaluate the effectiveness of scooters as part of an overall transportation and mobility program.

To report underage (under 18 years old) riders, unsafe rider behavior, improper parking or any other issue related to the eScooter pilot program, please contact the following:

To learn more about the program or suggest a location for a scooter corral in your area please contact:

  • 305-416-1122 (Department of Resilience and Public Works)

 

  • Users must be 18 years of age or older and must have a valid driver’s license, state identification, or passport which must be scanned or provided to vendors as proof of age
  • Parents may not allow minor children to use scooters.
  • Users are not required to wear a helmet on e-scooters, but helmet use is strongly recommended.
  • Only one person at a time may ride an e-scooter.
  • E-scooters cannot exceed 15 miles per hour on streets and bike lanes and 7 miles per hour on sidewalks.

 

 

Users can ride on sidewalks or streets and are encouraged to ride in bike paths and bike lanes where available.  E-scooters are only authorized in City Commission District 2(PDF, 871KB) , which includes the following neighborhoods: Coconut Grove, Brickell, Downtown Miami, Midtown, Edgewater, Morningside, and Wynwood (east side of N. Miami Avenue and east only).

 

 

The Department of Resilience and Public Works (RPW) has placed conveniently located “Parking Corrals” in areas of high usage. Users are not required to park scooters in these areas, but are strongly encouraged to do so. Dockless Mobility providers may have locations of Parking Corrals in their apps. The City aims to install additional Parking Corrals over the coming months. Community members who want to install a Parking Corrals in their area may contact the Department of Resilience and Public Works to identify potential locations.

Do not park in any of the following locations:

  • In front of driveways, crosswalks, transit stops, or on private property
  • Blocking building entrances or window displays
  • Near ADA access ramps
  • In front of loading spaces, zones, or valet parking service areas
  • Near utilities (such as fire hydrants)
  • On landscaped areas or grass
  • On sidewalks less than 3 feet wide or on a street that does not have sidewalks
  • Leave at least 6 feet of sidewalk space for pedestrians and persons with disabilities

 

To report underage riders, double riders, or unsafe behavior, please send a picture of the rider(s) showing serial number on the scooter to scooters@miamigov.com.  Providers are responsible for engaging with violators and collecting applicable fines. 

You can report issues related to improper parking of dockless scooters to scooters@miamigov.com or by calling the Miami Parking Authority (MPA) at (305) 579-4900.  Providers have 1 hour to respond to a request and must have a team available 24 hours a day or vehicles will be confiscated by the MPA. 

 

The Miami Parking Authority (MPA) will ensure that Dockless Mobility Providers follow regulations outlined in their permit. MPA will issue a $25.00 ticket and impound any scooters parked improperly on the sidewalks, roads, or private property or creating a safety hazard. No one under the age of 18 shall operate a motorized scooter or be a passenger on a motorized scooter. No more than one person, 18 years of age or older, may ride a motorized scooter at any one time. For each instance that an underage, unregistered or otherwise unauthorized person is found to be a user or passenger, the city will impose a $100.00 fine against the scooter vendor which will be then collected from the violating riders.  Anyone who knowingly allows underage riders or passengers to ride scooters may be banned from using scooters in the future. 

 

Each company sets their own prices. Users typically pay to unlock the vehicle plus a fee for every mile or every minute of usage. Please refer to participating companies' websites for more information.

 

Registration should be done directly with the scooter operators by downloading the appropriate app from their website.  To inquire about cost, local employment opportunities, or get other information, please contact vendors below that are participating in the pilot program:

Baus

Bird

Bolt

Helbiz

Jump

Lime

Lyft

Spin

Wheels

There are currently 3,957 e-scooters permitted in the pilot program.  Companies may request to increase their fleet size monthly, based on achieving an average of three rides per scooter per day.  

 

Permitted operators must pay a non-refundable licensing fee which is used to offset any costs to the city and/or the department of off-street parking, also referred to as the MPA, related to enforcement of the program.  Any excess licensing fees shall be designated for sidewalk/sidewalk area and/or street improvements within the pilot program area. In addition to the non-refundable licensing fee, operators must pay a motorized scooter fee in an amount of $1.00 per motorized scooter per day. The motorized scooter fee shall be calculated monthly based on the number of scooters authorized by the city of the current period. During the duration of the pilot program, this motorized scooter fee shall be designated for sidewalk/ sidewalk area, and/or street improvements within pilot program area.  The 6 month interim report can be found here.(PDF, 3MB)