The City of Chicago launched a four-month e-scooter pilot program, beginning on June 15, 2019. The program is administered by the City’s Departments of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP) and Transportation (CDOT). As of the writing of this entry, no vendor(s) has been chosen.
In addition to requirements typical to micromobility pilots re: fleet size, insurance, etc., the program includes additional service and equity requirements. The full requirements and terms are attached below, but highlights include:
The pilot area is also notable in that it is located outside of the Loop, Chicago’s Central Business District, and in areas have less Divvy bikeshare system and transit service.
Updated May 2019