2019 Dockless Scooter Pilot Study
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 way: Participants 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 & Recommendation 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. This report also provides a recommendation for a new 2021 pilot study.
Additional 2019 Dockless Scooter Pilot Study Information
Public Survey Results
Terms and Conditions
Plan of Operations
Appendix A: Service Zone Map / Service Zone Map GIS Layer Package