The photo above is of people participating in a Portland Bureau of Transportation
e-scooter safety event on Thursday, September 13, 2018.
Participate in PBOT’s Online Open House and have your say on e-scooters
Earlier this month, the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) published its findings report on the 2018 E-Scooter Pilot Program and announced the return of e-scooters to Portland’s streets with a second 2019 pilot program. PBOT is seeking input from Portlanders by posting an online open house for feedback and ideas.
Participants have the opportunity to submit ideas about how the bureau can address some of the significant challenges related to scooter use, including sidewalk riding, improper parking and securing access to this new technology for all Portlanders. The online open house will be taking responses from now through February 15, 2019.
Shared electric scooters, also known as e-scooters, are an emerging technology and shared mobility service. The first systems in the U.S. launched in 2017. Similar to bikeshare, the service provides personal transportation to rent for one-way trips. To begin a rental, companies typically require customers to download an app or text a number to unlock the device. To end a trip, customers park the scooter in the service area in the furnishings zone. The scooters typically do not lock to anything.
Further information about PBOT’s Pilot E-Scooter Pilot Program, rules of the road, laws applicable to e-scooters in Portland, an online complaint form, and more is available on the PBOT website.