Shared Electric Scooter Pilot Program

Shared Mobility Pilot Program


 Read the E-Scooter Pilot Program Fact Sheet


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.