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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 800, Portland, OR 97204

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Pilot Evaluation

PBOT staff will recommend whether and under what circumstances electric scooter sharing should be permitted to continue operating in the public right-of-way after the Pilot Period. This recommendation will be informed by public engagement and program evaluation. 

We are using the following tools to engage the public:

We are interested in evaluating if Shared Scooters contribute to the following goals:

  • Reducing private motor vehicle use and congestion
  • Preventing fatalities and injuries
  • Expanding access for underserved communities
  • Reducing air pollution, including climate pollution

Next Steps

January: Public engagement on key challenges, identify potential solutions
February: Draft administrative rule and permit application
March: Solicit and review permit applications
Early Spring: Award permits and launch E-Scooter Pilot 2.0
Throughout E-Scooter Pilot 2.0: Collect data and analyze effectiveness of tested solutions
2020: Recommendations

Next steps from January 2019 through 2020, with Pilot 2.0 Launch early spring 2019