Scooters in Saint Paul
In August 2018, Saint Paul added scooters as a new way for residents and visitors to explore the city and get to their final destination. Riders can begin their ride anywhere in the city where a scooter is available. When the rider reaches their designation, they safely place the scooter in the public right of way, or boulevard (the city-owned property between the street curb and sidewalk). Scooters are operated with smartphone apps in which riders set up individual accounts with third-party vendors to find, unlock, and rent a scooter.
Here are some quick tips about using electric scooters:
- Scooters are motorized, and must follow the rules of the road.
- Scooters are ONLY permitted on city streets, bike lanes, and bike trails.
- 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.
- Scooters should be parked off street in the public right-of-way, but should NOT block sidewalks and paths.
2023 Shared Scooter Program
For 2023, Saint Paul has two approved scooter vendors: Lime and Spin. Scooters are deployed and collected daily by the vendors.