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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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Shared E-Scooter Pilot Launching on Tuesday, August 17!

A person checking out an e-scooter.

The New York City Department of Transportation announced the official launch of the city’s e-scooter pilot in the East Bronx. Bird, Lime and Veo, the three companies participating in the pilot, will bring up to 3,000 e-scooters to the East Bronx during Phase 1 starting Tuesday, August 17, 2021, with an increase to as many as 6,000 in the second phase next year.

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E-Scooter parking corrals now being installed!

A photo of a parking corral on White Plains Road.

As a part of NYC DOT's Shared E-Scooter Pilot, parking corrals are being installed throughout select areas of the East Bronx. These corrals are designed to help minimize sidewalks on busy corridors. The corrals can be  Here's an example of a sidewalk parking corral on White Plains Road and Brady Avenue. 

The maps that detail the locations of the e-scooter parking corrals are now available on our website. Here are the direct links to the maps:

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DOT Announces Three Companies Selected for E-Scooter Pilot in the East Bronx, Along with Major New Bike Network Projects

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

After a competitive selection process, Bird, Lime and Veo unveil e-scooter models and pricing plans that will allow most rides for under $5; following a community engagement period, service is expected to start by early summer with up to 3,000 e-scooters New bicycle lanes planned for pilot zone over the next two years will also enhance e-scooter mobility and safety.

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DOT Announces Zone for E-Scooter Pilot Starting This Spring in the East Bronx

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

Pilot will come to East Bronx neighborhoods – from Eastchester to Soundview -- starting in the coming months, delivered over two phases; E-scooters will provide a new transit option for travel between hospitals, schools and subway stations

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