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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
E-Scooters: NYC DOT Announces Micromobility Pilot in East Bronx Will Move Toward Becoming a Long-Term Program, as New Report Details Success
In June 2023, the New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez released a Request for Proposals to expand micromobility, with the capacity to make a pilot that began last year in the East Bronx permanent.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
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.Read More
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:Read More
DOT Announces Three Companies Selected for E-Scooter Pilot in the East Bronx, Along with Major New Bike Network Projects
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.Read More
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 stationsRead More