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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Phone: 503-823-5185

Fax: 503-823-7576

1120 SW Fifth Ave, Suite 1331, Portland, OR 97204

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Laws applicable to Electric Scooters in Portland

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Oregon Vehicle Code states:

No sidewalk riding: Using an electric scooter on the sidewalk and in crosswalks is prohibited. People using electric scooters are allowed on Portland city streets, multi-use paths and in bike lanes.

Helmets are required: People using electric scooters are required to wear a bicycle helmet.

Minimum age: Youth under age 16 are prohibited from riding electric scooters.

Yield to pedestrians: People using an electric scooter are required to yield to pedestrians.

For more information, see the Oregon Vehicle Codes applicable to electric scooters (defined as "Motor Assisted Scooters") by clicking here.

City Code states:

No riding in Portland Parks: Motorized wheeled devices are prohibited in Parks, except on Park roads, or in designated vehicle parking areas, or by permit. Multi-use Paths in Portland Parks include: Waterfront River Trail, Eastbank Esplanade, Springwater Corridor. 

For more information, see 20.12.170 - Use of Certain Devices or Equipment by clicking here.

Administrative Rule TRN 15.01 - New Mobility - Shared Electric Scooter establishes additional rules and parking regulations for the regulation of the 2019-20 E-Scooter Pilot. The rules are available by clicking here.