Park a scooter

It's important to know the scooter parking rules.

Where to park a scooter

Scooters at Mobility Hub

Acceptable places to park and lock scooters

  • Designated motorized foot scooter parking zone
  • Any public bike rack
  • Public bike parking
    • Public bike racks
    • Parking meter hitches
  • Most city street signs (except stop signs and bus stop signs)

Unacceptable ways to park and lock scooters

Do not park and lock scooters to any of these places:

  • Trees
  • Handrails
  • Streetlights
  • Bus stop signs
  • Stop signs
  • Anything that blocks the sidewalk or an intersection

City ordinance and rental company rules regulate scooter parking.

More places not to park

Do not park at

  • Pedestrian ramps
  • Building/property entrances
  • Driveways
  • Loading zones
  • Crosswalks
  • Parklets
  • Street/sidewalk cafes
  • Traffic signal or street light poles
  • Street furnishings (benches, trees or other right of way plantings, etc.)
  • Underground utility, sewer, or water facilities
  • Sidewalk clear zones

Safety and disabled access features

  • Disability parking and transfer zones
  • Curb ramps
  • Wheelchair ramps
  • Ramp landings
  • Handrails
  • Areas of refuge
  • Detectable warning surfaces

Transit stops and facilities

  • Stations
  • Shelters
  • Passenger waiting areas
  • Bus layover and staging zones

Parking near transit

Metro transit blue line speeding past

Do

  • Keep light rail platform boarding areas clear of scooters
  • Park your scooter away from bus boarding areas
  • Park your scooter away from corners near neighborhood bus stops

Do not 

  • Block transit boarding areas when parking your scooter
  • Lock a scooter to a bus stop sign or any transit station elements

Avoid the Clear Zone

Sidewalk clear zones

  • A sidewalk clear zone is an accessible main pedestrian path that runs alongside the street
  • The clear zone means there must be at least 4 feet of clear sidewalk space for everyone
  • The clear zone ensures that pedestrians have a safe, obstruction-free path

Scooter clear zone

Do not ride or park scooters in the clear zone. This helps keep those walking and rolling safe.

Follow the rules

scooter with a state law sign

We use many tools to enforce the scooter rules.

Data dashboards

Our data dashboards are build to:

  1. Show real-time location of idle scooters
  2. Check that scooter companies distribute the right amount of scooters. This includes not exceeding the max allowed.
  3. Watch 311 and other complaints daily

More ways we'll enforce the scooter rules

In the future, we may:

  • Place City staff and our partners on the streets to observe and educate scooter riders
  • Give citations for not following riding and parking rules. Enforcement would include both scooters and bikes.
  • Impound scooters
  • Lessen the amount of distributed scooters 
  • Suspend or revoke the scooter's company's license (if not complying with rules)

Contact us

Public Works

Phone

612-673-2352

Address

City Hall
350 Fifth St. S.
Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Hours

8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday

The office is not open to the public at this time.

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays