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NYC DOT Announces Arrival and Activation Today of E-Scooter Share in Eastern Queens

A map of the e-scooter service area in Eastern Queens

Successful, Equitable, and Environmentally-Friendly Transportation Option Launches Today in Parts of the Borough Known As 'Transit Deserts'

As the Program Rolls Out, Participating Companies Will Be Conducting Daily On-Street Outreach for the First Three Weeks of the Program

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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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Map of Queens Scooter Share service area

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


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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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E-Scooters: NYC DOT Announces Micromobility Pilot in East Bronx Will Move Toward Becoming a Long-Term Program, as New Report Details Success

Three people riding e-scooters in a bike lane in the Bronx.

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.

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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

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.

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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.

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.

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Over 560,000 trips taken!

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

As of June 21st 2022, 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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