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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 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

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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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NYC DOT Commissioner Rodriguez Announces Expansion of E-Scooter Share Pilot in Bronx, Doubling Footprint and Fleet Size

Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez speaking at Clason Point Ferry

Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced today 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.

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DOT to Expand E-Scooter Pilot in the Bronx, Doubling Footprint and Fleet Size

A map of the e-scooter share pilot. It covers Bronx Community Boards 9, 10, 11, & 12.

Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez announced today 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.

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Over 560,000 trips taken!

A person making a turn on a Lime e-scooter.

There have been over 560,000 rides since the shared e-scooter pilot in the East Bronx launched in mid-August 2021! That's an average of ~2,100 trips per day! 



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