Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program

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2019 Pilot Overview

The Town of Brookline is conducting an eight-month pilot for Shared Electric Scooters from April 1 - November 15, 2019. The pilot will help the Select Board, Transportation Board, and Town staff determine whether Shared Electric Scooters contribute to the Town’s mobility, equity, safety, and climate action goals. 

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What is a Shared Electric Scooter?

Shared Electric Scooters, also known as e-scooters, are an emerging technology and shared mobility service. The first systems in the U.S. launched in 2017. Similar to bikeshare, the service provides personal transportation to rent for one-way trips. To begin a rental companies typically require customers to download an app or text a number to unlock the device. To end a trip, customers park the scooter in the service area in the furniture zone out of the way of pedestrian traffic on sidewalks. The scooters typically do not lock to anything.

Electric scooters are powered exclusively by an electric motor and in Brookline companies are required to cap the maximum speed at 15 MPH.

Questions or to provide feedback: Email escooter@brooklinema.gov.

Need an E-Scooter Relocated?

If you are in need of having an e-scooter relocated from your private property or from blocking access to a sidewalk, curb ramp, or driveway please use one of the following options:

Contact through the Town: via BrookONline App on your smart phone
Contact the company directly:

Bird: hello@bird.co           1-866-205-2442       via twitter @birdride
Lime: support@li.me         1-888-546-3345        via twitter @limebike 
Spin: support@spin.pm   1-888-262-5189         via twitter @ridespin

Participating E-Scooter Companies

Click on the company name to be taken to their company website