Ride a scooter
How to ride a scooter
Always do the following
- Wear a helmet
- Yield to pedestrians
- Ride in the bike lane or with traffic
- Follow the same traffic laws as bicyclists
- Ride as close as safely possible to the right-hand side of the road
It's illegal to do the following
- Ride on the sidewalk
- Ride with more than one person on a scooter
Minnesota Statute 169.225 regulates scooter riding.
Where you can ride
- Bike paths
- Paths and trails (unless signs ban it)
Scooter rides outside of the City
You can ride scooters in any city, including St. Paul and the suburbs. That is, if there's enough battery life. You're responsible for following the scooter rules and laws of the city you're riding in.
Once the ride ends
- You cannot rent scooters left outside of Minneapolis
- You cannot place another ride until you return the scooter to Minneapolis
Follow the rules
We use many tools to enforce the scooter rules.
Our data dashboards are build to:
- Show real-time location of idle scooters
- Check that scooter companies distribute the right amount of scooters. This includes not exceeding the max allowed.
- 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)
350 Fifth St. S.Room 203
Minneapolis, MN 55415
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Monday – Friday
The office is not open to the public at this time.