NYC DOT TO EXPAND E-SCOOTER SHARING PROGRAM TO EASTERN QUEENS, LAUNCHES PUBLIC OUTREACH AND ONLINE FEEDBACK PORTAL
Expansion will build on successful program in the Bronx and agency’s mission to promote equity and environmentally friendly transportation options
Public engagement will focus on how to best implement the program’s expansion
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:Read More
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.Read More
NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces Expansion of E-Scooter Share Pilot in Bronx, Doubling Footprint and Fleet Size
In October 22nd 2022, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced the Phase 2 expansion of its e-scooter share pilot in the eastern Bronx, doubling the program's footprint after recording over half of a million rides without any recorded serious injuries.Read More
In August 2022, Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced the DOT plans to expand its e-scooter pilot in the eastern Bronx this June, which will double the program's footprint and bring new micromobility options to more residents. In less than a year, the three e-scooter share companies in the pilot's first phase have already recorded more than 480,000 trips without any deaths or serious injuries.Read More