Dockless Vehicles

Dockless Vehicles are small vehicles, such as scooter, bikes, and e-bikes, available for rent to get you where you need to go. “Dockless” Vehicles do not need to be parked in a bike rack or any other designated location (the dock). They are equipped with GPS technology and can be parked nearly anywhere- just remember to ride and park courteously!

Dockless Vehicles

Following the Dockless Vehicle Pilot, the passing of Council Bill 19-0324, and public comment period on Rules & Regulations, BCDOT is accepting applications for the permit active from August 1, 2019- July 31, 2020. The ordinance and permit rules are based on the evaluation of BCDOT's 6-month pilot program where private companies provided dockless scooters and bicycles for the public to rent. 

After the application period, BCDOT will score applications in order to choose up to 4 dockless companies which will best meet the needs of Baltimore City. Selected companies will receive a yearlong permit, during which they must abide by the adopted Rules & Regulations. Along with this permit, BCDOT will launch increased support for the program, including safety education and infrastructure such as designated parking. 

Dockless Vehicles FAQ'S

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.

Permit Holders: August 1, 2020- July 31, 2020




Bolt - Launching in September 2019

2019 Permit Information

2019 Dockless Vehicle for Hire Permit Application

Adopted Rules & Regulations for Dockless Vehicle Permit Holders

Approved Fees for Dockless Vehicle Program

Dockless Rules & Regulation Public Comment Report

Pilot Evaluation

Community Survey Results Preview

Dockless Vehicle Pilot Program Evaluation Report