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Our 2018 E-Scooter Findings Report is here! Click to find out more.
Our E-Scooter Online Open house is open through February 15th! Click here to give your input.
The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) conducted a four-month pilot for Shared Electric Scooters from July 23 - November 20, 2018. The pilot helped PBOT staff determine whether Shared Electric Scooters contribute to the City’s mobility, equity, safety, and climate action goals.
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.
Electric scooters are powered exclusively by an electric motor, and in Portland, companies were required to cap the maximum speed to 15 MPH.
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Portland's Shared Scooter Pilot is a part of Smart City PDX. Learn more at smartcitypdx.com.
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Survey of nearly 75,000 scooter users is first major part on PBOT’s ongoing evaluation of Portland’s 120 day e-scooter pilot