Updated Dockless Scooter Pilot Study

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works has initiated a Dockless Scooter Pilot Study through Dec. 31, 2019. It involves a system of self-service scooters made available for shared use to individuals on a short-term basis. The dockless scooters may be rented via a smartphone app, vendor website, vendor customer service number or a pre-paid PIN. Dockless scooters do not require structures at permanent, fixed locations where rides must begin and end. Please note, dockless scooters have not been approved for use outside of the city of Milwaukee.

You may only ride your scooter on city of Milwaukee streets. Scooters are not permitted on campus property or sidewalks. Per UWS 18.10(5) “no person shall operate an unauthorized motor vehicle or motorized device, including motorcycles, mopeds, motor scooters and self-balancing transportation devices, off designated roadways, paved or unpaved, or on service roads or pedestrian paths, regardless of the surface, on university lands. This subsection does not apply to motorized wheelchairs or other mobility devices which have the primary design function of assisting the physically challenged.”


City of Milwaukee Dockless Scooter User Guidelines
• Helmet use is encouraged while riding a dockless scooter
• Sidewalk riding is prohibited
• Riding and parking on the Riverwalk is prohibited
• Users are required to follow all rules of the road
• Scooters must be parked responsibly

If you have any questions or concerns regarding scooter parking or use, please contact the company directly.

Dockless Scooter Operator – Bird
Scooter Description – Black and white
Website – https://www.bird.co/
Phone – 1-866-205-2442
Email – hello@bird.co
Number of Approved Scooters – 350

Dockless Scooter Operator – Lime
Scooter Description – Green, white, and black
Website – https://li.me
Phone – 1-888-546-3345
Email – support@limebike.com
Number of Approved Scooters – 350

Dockless Scooter Operator – Spin
Scooter Description – Orange and black
Website – https://www.spin.app/
Phone – 1-888-249-9698
Email – support@spin.pm
Number of Approved Scooters – 350