Shared Mobility Pilot Program
What is E-Scooter Share?
E-scooters emerged in 2017 as a new shared mobility service in the United States. Like bike share and car share, the service provides a shared vehicle – an electric-powered scooter – to rent for one-way trips.
E-Scooter Share in Tucson
The City of Tucson is exploring new ways of providing flexible, affordable, and accessible multi-modal transportation options for all. To support this goal, and address the challenges introduced by new technologies, the City initiated a 6-month Shared Mobility Pilot Program which will allow up to two private e-scooter companies to operate in the public right-of-way.
How does E-Scooter Share work?
To begin a rental, users unlock a scooter through the company’s smartphone app. Some companies offer a call or text service to unlock for those without smartphones. To end a trip, users park the scooter on the sidewalk close to the curb and out of the pedestrian travel zone. Many companies require riders to confirm they have parked the e-scooter correctly by submitting a photo through the company’s app in order to end their rental.
E-Scooter Pilot Program
Tucson's E-Scooter Pilot program will launch summer 2019 and run for an initial 6-months, with an evaluation period and option to renew for an additional 6-month period.
- Shared Mobility Pilot Program Overview
- Shared Mobility Permit Requirements
- Shared Mobility Insurance Requirements
- Shared Mobility Indemnity Agreement
- Shared Mobility Device Servicer Certification
- Opportunity Areas Map