What do we mean by Shared Mobility?
Shared mobility is the official term for bikeshares and dockless scooter/bicycle systems. Shared mobility devices provide users an option to rent personal transportation for one-way trips.
For now, users in Salt Lake have the choice of GREENbike and e-scooters from several companies:
Bird Electric Scooters
Lime-S Electric Scooters
How does it work?
A shared mobility device is rented to the public from multiple locations within a city. To begin the rental process companies typically require users to download and app to unlock the device, or in the case of GreenBike, use a kiosk at a station.
When finished with a trip on a dockless e-scooter users should park the device anywhere between sidewalk and the curb . Where you might see a bench or a trash can, but not blocking pedestrian walkways.
How can you be a courteous user?
Salt Lake City prohibits sidewalk riding in the downtown area to keep riders and pedestrians safe.
If you are using an e-scooter or bike you must ride in the street in bicycle lanes or travel lanes.
DO NOT RIDE ON THE SIDE WALK
Be courteous and thoughtful of pedestrians and bicyclists when you are parking a dockless e-scooter.
The general rule of thumb is you can park a shared dockless device between the sidewalk and the curb as long as it is not adjacent to:
- A bike rack
- A lamp post, or other street pole
- UTA bus stop sign
- On the sidewalk where it will impede ADA access and the general flow of people
You cannot park a shared bicycle or scooter:
- Within 50 feet of a GREENbike station
- At a UTA bus or TRAX stop/station
- In parking spots dedicated to cars
What are the regulations?
Salt Lake City’s Transportation Division is currently working with shared mobility companies to ensure a streamlines, safe, and reliable system for users.
A draft agreement is in place, and providers are required to follow guidelines in order to operate within the city limits. This agreement will continue to be reviewed and updated to fit the needs of the City and residents.
Salt Lake City will continue to monitor shared mobility companies over the next several months to ensure compliance and reliability with our guidelines. A city ordinance will be drafted in the coming months to address the future of shared mobility in Salt Lake City.
What do you think?
We want to hear from you about your experience with shared bicycles and scooters in Salt Lake City. Please take our survey.
Questions or Concerns?
For more information on shared mobility, to ask a question, or file a complaint – please email firstname.lastname@example.org.