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Scooters, Scooters Everywhere!!!

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Scooter Craze, Summer Days!!!

All of the sudden tons of scooters appeared, nearly overnight, along just about every major street in Portland.  3 companies have spearheaded the newest trend in our town.  PBOT created this 4 month long pilot for e-scooter sharing.   The pilot will help PBOT staff determine whether Shared Electric Scooters contribute to the City’s mobility, equity, safety, and climate action goals.  

These scooters have a maximum speed of 15MPH. Riding on the sidewalks is prohibited as is riding while under the influence.  Helmets are required, but not provided.  

Portland's Shared Scooter Pilot is a part of Smart City PDX. Learn more at

Current permitted companies: 

(Update, 8/30/2018)

E-scooter rider hit by TriMet bus in NE Portland

We were wondering how long it would take before an E-scooter auto accident would happen.  This first one was between a TriMet Bus and an E-scooter on NE Grand St. in Portland.  Fortunately, there were no serious injuries and at this point, this is all of the information we have.  But this tool approx 30 day to become a headline.  

PBOT's E-Scooter Rules are:

  • Wear a helmet. State law requires it.
  • Sidewalk riding is prohibited. Ride in the bicycle lane or vehicle lane.
  • Yield to people walking, biking and people with disabilities.
  • Don’t ride in Portland Parks.
  • Don’t ride while under the influence of intoxicants. It’s against the law and may result in a DUII.
  • One person per scooter.
  • Don’t bring scooters on buses, MAX, and Streetcar.
  • Park scooters with care: On the sidewalk, close to the curb. Don’t block the sidewalk, bike lane, or vehicle lanes.

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