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.

2024 Shared Scooter Program

For 2024, Saint Paul has two approved scooter vendors: Lime and Spin. The city is in the process of signing the contract. Scooters and e-bikes are not allowed to operate in Saint Paul until the contract and its requirements are in place.

Once the contract is finalized, scooters will be deployed and collected daily by the vendors.

Lime: 888-LIME-345

Spin: 888-249-9698

Frequently Asked Questions about Scooters

For questions or concerns about misplaced scooters, scooter user behavior, or daily scooter operations, please contact the scooter vendor companies at:

Lime:   888-LIME-345
Spin:   888-249-9698

Last Edited: April 9, 2024