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NYC DOT ANNOUNCES TIMELINE FOR ARRIVAL OF E-SCOOTER SHARE IN EASTERN QUEENS THIS SUMMER

Eastern Queens Service Area

Expansion will build on the success of scooter share in the Bronx, which promoted equity and environmentally-friendly transportation options in ‘transit deserts’ not reached by subways 

With continued community engagement, Queens installation will begin this spring, with an anticipated late-June official launch

 

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NYC DOT Announces Queens Expansion of E-Scooter Sharing Program

Docking a scooter

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez today announced the city's popular Bronx e-scooter share program will move beyond its pilot phase and that service will expand to eastern Queens in 2024 to improve residents' mobility and transit connections. Since the launch of the pilot in the East Bronx in August 2021, New Yorkers have recorded over two million trips among 115,470 unique user accounts.

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E-Scooter Bronx Pilot Report

Parking scooter

Click here to read the results of the East Bronx Shared E-Scooter Pilot, published November 2022. 

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NYC Shared E-Scooter Pilot celebrates its one year anniversary!

A person parking thier e-scooter in a corral along Westchester Avenue

NYC DOT launched the Shared E-Scooter Pilot on August 17th, 2021. We were 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.

As of the anniversary of the program (August 12th, 2022), these stats were collected about the first year: 

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Ride with APA-NYM!

A group photo of the APA New York Metro chapter and DOT

The American Planning Association's New York Metro Chapter went on an e-scooter ride with NYC DOT, Bird, Lime, and Veo on Saturday, October 22nd.

The ride was about 5 miles along and took place in the Soundview and Clason Point neighborhoods of the Bronx. The tour consisted of parts of Pugsley Creek Park, Soundview Park, and the Shore Haven Bikepath. 

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