Portland, OR

Mar 25, 2019
Regulation Type: Departmental guidelines, checklists, or administrative rules without force of law
Vehicle Types: Powered standing scooter/kick scooter
Dockfulness: Dockless

Table of Contents

Operating Regulations & Restrictions

Regulations

Maximum Speed

15 mph

The maximum motor assisted speed of all Shared Scooters must be limited by their Permittees to 15 mph

Operating Area Types:
  • City

Operating area: 133 mi2

Parking

  • Dedicated drawers
  • Designated parking areas
  • Public bicycle rack / corral
  • Sidewalk

Prohibited: fastened in any way to street furniture, public art, light, signal, utility pole or street trees; Scooters parked within the Right-of-Way located in groupings with a combined length of greater than 10 feet, immediately abutting one another. At least 20 feet must be left clear of Shared Scooters between groupings of Shared Scooters along the same block face.


Vehicles, Fleets, Fees, Fares

Vehicle Requirements

Required; handlebars, a floor board that is designed to be stood upon when riding; Can be propelled by an electric motor or human propulsion; May also have a seat.
A Permittee must provide a certification to the City that each of the Permittee’s Shared Scooters has met all conditions of the City’s certification requirements, the Oregon Vehicle Code, and any United States Department of Transportation safety requirements.
Required language on each vehicle conveying: helmets required; riding on sidewalk prohibited; identification number and operator name; customer service info that meets or exceeds ADA standards; riding in parks prohibited; parking info.

Fleet

Maximum fleet permitted per provider: 1,250

For the duration of the Pilot Period, the Director of PBOT may issue multiple, independent permits for an initial allotment of 250-1,250 Shared Scooters per Permittee.

Minimum Operating Requirements:
no

Fees

Type Amount Frequency
Application USD$ 500
Per Vehicle USD$ 80 Annually
Operating Permit N/A

A. The Applicant must pay an application fee of $500.00. B. The Permittee must pay a Pilot Period Permit Fee of $80 per scooter for the initial Allotment. If a Permittee’s Allotment increases during the Pilot Period, the Permittee must pay $20 per quarter for the increased Allotment. C. The Permittee must pay a Street Use Surcharge of $0.25 for each booked trip.
D. The Permittee must pay a Right-of-Way Use Surcharge per Available Shared Scooter per day. The fee amount will be differentiated by the Pattern Area in which the Shared Scooter is Available. If a Shared Scooter is at any point Available in the Central City, the Right-ofWay Fee will be $0.20 per scooter per day. If a Shared Scooter is not Available in the Central City but is at any point Available in the Inner Neighborhoods, Western Neighborhoods or Rivers Pattern Areas, the Right-of-Way Fee will be $0.10 per scooter per day. If a Shared Scooter is only Available in East Neighborhoods Pattern Area, the Right-of-Way Fee will be $0.05.

Fares & Payment Methods

Payment Method Requirements:

  • Cash payment
  • Non-digital payment

Fare Regulation:
Low-Income Pricing Plan required


Government & Equity

Government

Connection to Other Government Goals:
Permittees are required to met the City of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan Policy Goals. Shared Scooters should contribute to Portland Bureau of Transportation goals, including:
1. Increase the share of trips made using active and low-carbon transportation modes;
2. Prevent fatalities and serious injuries;
3. Improve pedestrian safety, accessibility, and convenience for people of all ages
and abilities;
4. Provide equitable transportation services; and
5. Reduce air pollution, including climate pollution.

Safe Infrastructure Requirements:
Portland has created a New Mobility Account for all shared scooter fees, surcharges and penalties that shall be used by the Portland Bureau of Transportation for administration, enforcement, evaluation, safe travel infrastructure, and expanded and affordable access. Portland's Shared Electric Scooters Permit.

Equity

Equity Requirements:

  • Low income - individuals
  • Unbanked

Each day by 8a.m. make available in the Eastern Neighborhoods, as defined by the City of Portland’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan, a minimum of 15% of the Permittee’s scooters.
1. If a Shared Scooter is at any point available in the Central City, the Right-of-Way Fee will be $0.20 per scooter per day.
2. If a Shared Scooter is not Available in the Central City but is at any point Available in the Inner Neighborhoods, Western Neighborhoods or Rivers Pattern Areas, the Right-of-Way Fee will be $0.10 per scooter per day.
3. If a Shared Scooter is only Available in East Neighborhoods Pattern Area, the Right-of-Way Fee will be $0.05 per scooter per day.


Communications and Data

Communications

Provider communication responsibilities:
  • Contact methods
  • Community events/engagement
  • Education Plan/Program
  • Fares
  • Helmet use
  • Parking
  • Personal data collection disclosure
  • Operation rules

Applicant must submit, and PBOT approve, a communication and outreach plan for the purpose of informing its customers of applicable legal requirements governing Shared Scooters, including applicable helmet requirements, prohibitions on traveling on sidewalks and in Portland parks, and parking or leaving Shared Scooters in a manner that impedes pedestrian or vehicular traffic

Data

Data Specification Requirements:

  • MDS

GPS Required? Yes

Data Requirements:
Required: City or a City-identified third-party researcher or contractor access to data MDS; maintain publicly available APIs in city MDS; provide the City with anonymized data regarding Chargers and Users at monthly intervals; provide the City with anonymized data regarding Users and non-Users / public reports at monthly intervals

Public data reporting URL: See data reporting website


External Links

The Micromobility Atlas is a collaboration between SUMC, the New Urban Mobility alliance, and the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities.