3 people on e-scooters. Each person is on a different scooter.
NYC Shared E-Scooter Pilot celebrates its one year anniversary!
Two people riding Lime e-scooters

 

NYC DOT launched the Shared E-Scooter Pilot last year on August 17th, 2021. We are evaluating the transportation utility of shared e-scooters in New York City and monitoring shared e-scooter operators’ ability to provide a safe, affordable, and well-maintained transportation option for New Yorkers while complying with local requirements and regulations.

Here are some interesting stats about the past year. These figures are as of August 12th, 2022

  • Total Rides: 950,000+
    • Month With Highest Ridership: July 2022 (167,000+ rides) 
  • Miles Traveled: ~1.02 Million 
    • Average Distance per Trip: 1.07 miles
    • Average Trip Duration: 9 mins, 20 second 
  •  Unique Users: 80,000+ users
    • Trips per Unique User: 11.8 trip 
  • Top Destinations Overall (Neighborhood)
    • Morris Park
    • Williamsbridge
    • Van Nest
    • Bronxwood
    • Edenwald 
  • Top Destinations since Phase 2 launch (June 23, 2022)
    • Soundview
    • Morris Park
    • Williambridge
    • Throggs Neck
    • Unionport

If you have not taken our survey yet, please do so! The purpose of this survey is to receive feedback from the public on the pilot, whether or not they've used the service. The survey should take about 3 to 5 minutes to complete.

Please navigate to the "Survey" tab to access the survey. 

a screenshot of the survey

 


Accessible vehicles are available to rent in the East Bronx!

A photo of the options of adaptive or accessible vehicles and attachments offered by Bird, Lime, and Veo
Examples of accessible options provided by Bird, Lime, and Veo. 

 

As a part of the shared e-scooter pilot in the East Bronx, BirdLimeVeo all provide options for residents to rent an electric accessible vehicle or attachment. As opposed to the shared e-scooters found on-street, these vehicles and attachments are reserved in advanced and picked up/dropped off at specific locations.  

Each company offers different options. Please visit each company’s website for more information.


Discounted pricing for shared e-scooters available!

BirdLimeVeo all provide discounted pricing to New Yorkers who receive or qualify for any local, state, or federal assistance program (e.g. SNAP, NYCHA, discounted utility bill). This can significantly reduce the costs of using an e-scooter. You can find more details for each company's program below.

  • Bird Access (PDF) - $5 per month
    • Program provides unlimited 45-minute rides.
  • Lime Access (PDF) - Free
    • Program provides unlimited 30 minute rides. Additional time is $0.04 per minute.
  • Veo Access - $5 per month
    • Program provides 30 minutes of free riding per day. Additional time is $.20 per minute 

 

Two people riding e-scooters.

 

 Be sure to familiarize yourself with safety requirements before riding and remember:

  • Follow all traffic laws
  • Use bike lanes when available
  • Do not ride on the sidewalk
  • No double riding
  • Only for age 18+
  • Helmets strongly encouraged! 

More safety tips for riding e-scooters and e-bikes at nyc.gov/ebikes

 


 

 

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