Baltimore City, led by DOT, launched a Pilot Program for shared dockless vehicles on August 15,2018. The pilot was originally planned to last through February 28th, 2019, but with a favorable pilot evaluation, DOT has extended the pilot through April 30th while there is a legislative process to potentially make it permanent. These vehicles can include bicycles, e-bicycles, and e-scooters which are available to the public for rent. At this time there are four companies who have entered into agreements to operate during the pilot period:
This pilot program is being evaluated by the Dockless Vehicle Committee, which has adopted this work plan. This committee typically meets every other Wednesday at 10:00am in the DOT FOXX Conference Room, located on the 5th floor of 417 E. Fayette Street. Meetings are open to the public. Note that the meeting schedule is subject to change and interested parties should view meeting agendas to confirm meeting details. See below for the latest meeting agendas and minutes.
|Meeting Date||Notice||Meeting Minutes|
|10/17/2018||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 10/31/18|
|10/31/2018||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 11/14/18|
Meeting Minutes adopted on 11/28/18
|11/28/2018||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 12/12/18|
|12/12/2018||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 1/3/2019|
|1/3/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 1/16/2019|
|1/16/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 1/30/2019|
|1/30/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 2/13/2019|
|2/13/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 3/18/2019|
|2/27/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 3/18/2019|
|3/13/2019||Meeting Agenda||Meeting Minutes adopted on 3/27/2019|
Department Of Transportation encourages all roadway users to be safe, obey all traffic laws, and share the road. With new forms of mobility on the road, be alert and courteous to other roadway users. Scooter and bicycle users should know the following laws:
- Users under 16 are required to wear helmets when riding
- Scooters and bicycles should not be ridden on sidewalks
- Scooters should be parked courteously- not blocking sidewalks, bus stops, driveways, or doorways. You may park it next to a bike rack, but allow space for bicycles to still use the rack.
To submit feedback, please call 311 or email [email protected] with “dockless” or “scooters” in the subject line. Please check back here for announcement of community events where you can submit feedback in person.
- Appendix 1: Provider Pilot Agreements (Bird, Jump, Lime, Spin)
- Appendix 2: Dockless Vehicle Committee Work Plan
- Appendix 3: Community Survey Full Results
- Appendix 4: Dockless Vehicle Council Bill 19-0324