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 only 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.
2021 Shared Scooter Program
For 2021, Saint Paul has two approved scooter vendors: Lime and Bird. Scooters are deployed and collected daily by the vendors.
Shared Bike Program
Currently, Saint Paul does not have a shared bike program. The City is exploring potential partnerships and welcome interested vendors to contact Saint Paul Public Works.