Shared Bikes and Scooters
We want you to have transportation choices. That’s why we offer a number of ways to get around that are both cost efficient and reliable. By using bus, light rail, bikes, scooters, or walking you can find a simple and safe way to get to your destination.
Shared Mobility Options to Travel Throughout Saint Paul
In August 2018, Saint Paul added two new ways for residents and visitors to explore the city and get to their final destination – dockless bikes and electric-assist scooters, or e-scooters. Riders can begin their ride anywhere in the city where a dockless bike or scooter is available. When the rider reaches their designation, they safely place the bike or scooter in the public right-of-way, or boulevard (the city-owned property between the street curb and sidewalk). Both options are operated with smartphone apps in which riders set up individual accounts with third-party vendors to find, unlock and rent a bike or scooter.
2019 Shared e-Bicycle Program
Saint Paul will soon be accepting applications to provide a shared e-bicycle program for the 2019 season. The Application Guidelines and draft contract will be posted here as it becomes available.
2019 Shared Scooter Program
Saint Paul is accepting applications to provide a shared scooter program for the 2019 season. The City intends to permit up to 2,000 scooters from a maximum of 4 vendors. The Application Guidelines and draft contract are below:
Here are some quick tips about using electric scooters:
- Scooters are motorized, and must follow the rules of the road. They are permitted on city streets and on bike lanes and bike trails that allow motorized vehicles. Saint Paul Parks do not allow motorized vehicles on trails or bike paths.
- Scooters should NEVER be used on the sidewalks, except when briefly entering or exiting a scooter from the parked position on the public right-of-way or boulevard.
What should I do if a scooter (or bike) has been damaged or parked incorrectly?
Contact the scooter or bike company directly to report a damaged or incorrectly parked scooter or bike that is on private property or blocking sidewalks:
- Each scooter or bike should display a phone number to call, as well as a visible unique ID number you can use to help the companies quickly determine the location.
- Scooter and dockless bike companies are required to address incorrectly parked scooters within 2 hours of being notified of a problem during weekdays.
- If the same scooter or bike has not been moved within the two hour time frame - only after it has been reported to the company - please contact Saint Paul Public Works at 651-266-6100 or firstname.lastname@example.org (regular business hours only).
- Except for extraordinary circumstances, city staff will not relocate scooters.