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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.

Beach Scooter Prohibition: Scooter operators are voluntarily keeping scooters off the beach as the City continues working on revisions to its dockless mobility ordinance.

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

Average Daily Riders

 Average Ride Duration (minutes)

November

83,805

117,279

569

28.29 

December

131,279

191,985

696    27.27 

January

107,457

154,763

548   25.26 

February

90,379

116,972

469   17.45 

March

80,727

79,289

400   21.20 

April

75,271

73,186

186   14.50 

May

126,325

173,226

585   15.48 

June

77,233

95,619

396   14.95 

July

70,383 75,925  427  14.31 
August 50,085  54,566 318 12.75
         
 Program to Date 892,944  1,132,810  459 19.15

Note: Scooters were prohibited from operating on the barrier island between March 1, 2019 and April 16, 2019 and again beginning June 8, 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 operator's 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.