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Dockless Bike and Scooter Sharing

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Dockless Bike Share and Scooter Share, also known as the Dockless Mobility Program, refers to a new type of shared mobility that allows users to unlock, rent, and ride bikes, electric bikes, and electric scooters from virtually anywhere using a smartphone application. Dockless bikes and scooters are stored out of the way of pedestrians, parked cars, or other users, ready to be rented by the next rider.

Summer Beach Season Scooter Prohibition: From June 8 through August 18, electric or motorized scooters, and any other forms of dockless mobility, will be prohibited on the entirety of the barrier island, per City of Fort Lauderdale Ordinance C-19-03, Sec. 8-55.5. No scooter operations may occur at any time within the following boundaries: the Atlantic Ocean to the east, up to and including the westernmost bank of the Intracoastal Waterway to the west, Southeast 17th Street to the south, and Northeast 42nd Court to the north. Click here to learn more.

For questions about the Dockless Mobility Program, please contact the Transportation Division at 954-828-4TAM (4826) or docklessmobility@fortlauderdale.gov.


Ridership Information


Total Rides Total Miles Traveled Rides per Unique User per Day Rides per Scooter per Day Average Daily Riders Average Ride Duration (minutes)
November 83,805 117,279 1.63 5.25 569 28.29
December 131,279 191,985 1.55 4.14 696 27.27
January 107,457 154,763 1.66 3.52 548 25.26
February 90,379 116,972 1.49 2.90 469 17.45
March 80,727 79,289 1.44 2.87 400 21.20
April 75,271 73,186 1.46 3.10 186 14.50
May 126,325 173,226 1.53 3.31 585 15.48
Program to Date 695,243 906,700 1.54 3.58 493 21.35

Note: Scooters were prohibited from operating on the barrier island between March 1, 2019 and April 16, 2019.


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I use Dockless Bike Share and Scooter Share?

To rent a dockless bike or scooter, simply download one of the permitted operators' smartphone applications to find and unlock a bike or scooter, and ride! Always store your bike or scooter courteously when you're finished, be sure to follow all traffic laws, and wear a helmet for safety. 

When did the Dockless Mobility Permit Program begin?  

Fort Lauderdale's program began November 1, 2018.

Why aren't there dockless bikes available for rent?  

The City's permit program is market-driven. Each of the four operators has the option to utilize their permitted fleet as a mix of bikes, e-bikes, and scooters based on their company's unique needs.

Where can I ride dockless scooters?

Dockless scooters are authorized for use on sidewalks. Always yield to pedestrians.

    Where can I leave my bike or scooter when I'm done riding?

    When you finish your ride, make sure you park courteously, which means bikes and scooters should:

    • Be parked upright at all times
    • Never be parked on private property
    • Be kept away from B-Cycle/AvMed Rides stations
    • Maintain a minimum four-foot pedestrian path on sidewalks

    Make sure to NEVER block:

    • Sidewalks
    • Fire hydrants
    • Curb ramps
    • Parking spaces
    • Handicap accessible areas (ramps, parking spots, etc.)
    • Street furniture such as benches, parklets, trash and recycling receptacles, and parking meters
    • Business or residential entryways

    Who regulates dockless bike share and scooter share?

    The City of Fort Lauderdale Transportation and Mobility Department. 

    I found a broken dockless bike or scooter.  Who should I call?

    If it is an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency, please contact the customer service number provided on the bike or scooter.

    I see an incorrectly parked dockless bike or scooter.  Who should I call?

    If it is an emergency, call 911. If you see a fallen scooter or bicycle, be a good neighbor and upright it, if able. If it is not an emergency, please contact the customer service number provided on the bike or scooter or report using LauderServ. 


    Presentations 

    The following are formal presentations that have been given to date related to the Dockless Mobility Permit Program.


    Permits

    The Transportation Division permits up to four total operators who can maintain an initial fleet between 150 and 500 dockless scooters, bikes, and e-bikes. At this time, all four permits have been filled. Bird, Bolt, Gotcha, and Lime operate a combined total of 1,700 dockless scooters. More information including device descriptions, fleet sizes, and contact information can be found in the "Permitted Operators" section of this page. Additional  information about the permits can be found below.