Ride a scooter

It's important to know the scooter riding rules.

How to ride a scooter

Scooter riding rules

Man riding scooter downtown Minneapolis

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 Minneapolis

Scooter service areas

You can ride scooters in any city, including St. Paul and the suburbs. Please make sure there's enough battery life. You're responsible for following the scooter rules and laws of the city you're riding in.

When a ride ends outside the city

  • You cannot rent scooters left outside of Minneapolis.
  • You cannot place another ride until you return the scooter to Minneapolis.

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.

Contact us

Minneapolis 311


7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

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