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2019 Dockless Scooter Pilot Study

Two people riding scooters in the street

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works initiated a Dockless Scooter Pilot Study on July 23, 2019. Three companies - Bird, Lime, and Spin - participated in the pilot study. The pilot study was authorized to run through December 31, 2019; however, all three companies had removed their scooters by the end of November. 

The goals for the 2019 pilot study were:

1. Increase transportation options: Dockless scooters have the potential to reduce reliance on motor vehicles and ride sharing services for short trips, decreasing congestion and air quality impacts.

2. Expand access to transit: Dockless scooters may provide links to public transit, assisting with connectivity and solving the first-mile/last-mile problem.

3. Evaluate impacts on access to the public right of wayParticipants must show a commitment to keeping pedestrian ways, streets, and other public rights of way unobstructed by dockless scooters for other street users. Most importantly, dockless scooters must be parked and maintained in a manner that provides a clear path for people walking and maintains access to businesses, residential units, and other buildings.

 

2019 Dockless Scooter Pilot Study Evaluation Report

DPW staff conducted a thorough evaluation of the pilot study, which includes an overview of ridership, results from the public survey, goals analysis, and more. Click the image below to read the report.

Dockless Scooter Pilot Study Report
 

Additional 2019 Dockless Scooter Pilot Study Information

Public Survey Results

Application materials:

Application Instructions
Application
Terms and Conditions 
Plan of Operations
Appendix A: Service Zone Map / Service Zone Map GIS Layer Package 

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Contact Information
 

For media inquires, contact:
Brian DeNeve at bdenev@milwaukee.gov
or 414-286-3261.

All other inquiries:
Kate Riordan - Associate Transportation Planner
kriord@milwaukee.gov
414-286-5679
841 N. Broadway, Room 501
Milwaukee, WI 53202

 

 

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