Minneapolis launches 2021 scooter program

Thursday, the city of Minneapolis launched its 2021 scooter program.

The city entered agreements with Bird and Lyft for this year.

As part of the program, the number of scooters in Minneapolis is capped at 2,500, with 40% allowed downtown and in surrounding neighborhoods and at least 30% in areas of concentrated poverty in north, northeast and south Minneapolis.

Scooters must follow the same laws as bicyclists, meaning they can’t be ridden on sidewalks, must be parked upright using the kickstand and locked to a municipal sign post or public bike rack outside the path of pedestrian travel.

Minneapolis will also solicit feedback this summer on the future of the shared mobility programs.

More information on the scooter program can be found here.