City of Cleveland Provides Update on Shared Mobility Program

Four shared mobility companies are currently operating in Cleveland: Bird, Lime, LINK (new this summer), and Spin. All four companies offer stand-up e-scooters, and Lime is in the process of introducing e-bikes as well. (About 50 e-bikes are currently available around town.) The City will continue to explore various companies through its annual permit process to ensure we are engaging with best-in-class organizations to provide diverse shared mobility options for residents.

In September 2021, companies will be expanding service to four east-side suburbs under an operating license from Cuyahoga County. Rules and regulations (hours of operation, speed limits, operating companies, etc.) have been standardized across jurisdictions so that the user experience is consistent.

The City is currently working with Cuyahoga County and Bike Cleveland to plan for shared mobility parking infrastructure in the right of way, including a combination of educational messages, signage, and racks for dockless scooters and e-bikes. This infrastructure is funded through an implementation grant from NOACA.

Since the beginning of the program in late August 2019, the program has supported over 630,000 rides on shared e-scooters and bicycles. Trip numbers are highest on days with good weather and on weekends. For example, people made over 4,000 trips on shared mobility devices last Sunday, August 22 in Cleveland.

We would like to remind scooter and e-bike users that they should ride in the street in business districts, follow all traffic laws, and park the devices in the tree lawn/furniture zone area in the sidewalks. Do not block walkways, doorways, or ADA curb ramps at crosswalks.

More information about Cleveland’s shared mobility program is available at www.clevelandohio.gov/scootersandbikes.

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