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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.

Lime:  888-LIME-345
Bird:   866-205-2442

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.

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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
Bird:  866-205-2442

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Last Edited: April 22, 2021