Scooters

The City of Lexington allows for the use of several shared mobility vehicles, such as scooters, bikes and electric bikes. 

Rules

To ensure people’s safety when using these vehicles, all vehicle users are required to follow the City’s dockless vehicle ordinances, state and federal laws. Also, all scooter and bike share companies who operate in Lexington must be licensed by the City. 

The current ordinance and licensing for shared mobility vehicles is based on data gathered from a year-long pilot bikeshare program that began in June 2018. Ridership information shared from the currently licensed companies will continue to shape any needed revisions.

When using scooters, here are some helpful recommendations:

Safety

  • Always yield to the right-of-way to pedestrians.
  • Scooters are not permitted on the sidewalk.
  • Ride as near to the right-hand side of the roadway as possible.
  • Wear a helmet.
  • Scooters must follow the rules of the road. This includes, stopping at stop sign/lights, yielding, following the speed limit and obeying all other traffic laws.
  • Do not operate while impaired.
  • Scooters can start very quickly, so start off slowly to keep the scooter from running out from under you.
  • Do not wear earbuds/headphones while operating.
  • Always ride single file.
  • Only one rider at a time.

Parking

  • Park in a designated scooter parking zone or next to a bike rack.
  • Park upright.
  • Do not block sidewalks, ramps, stairways, fire hydrants, bus stops, driveways or ADA access.
  • People may elect to physically move scooters that are poorly parked, as it’s quicker and more effective, but residents are not expected or required to “self-police” scooter parking. That is ultimately the responsibility of the scooter companies.

Issues/complaints

To report issues directly related to one of the scooter companies, we recommend that you follow the in-app instructions or contact them directly.

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