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Electric Scooter Share

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Latest Updates (04/24/20):

 

Culver City’s Electric Scooter Share Phase 1 Pilot Program has officially concluded on March 31st, 2020.
On March 18th, 2020, the City Council considered the Phase 2 Pilot Program and authorized the City
Manager to finalize and approve Operating Agreements with two operators and for the Phase 2 Pilot
Program to launch at a time as deemed appropriate by the City Manager.

 

Basic "Rules of the Road" for Scooter Riders

 

  • All riders must wear a helmet
  • You must be minimum of 18 years old with valid Driver's License to operate a scooter
  • Vehicles are to be ridden on streets, and where available, in bike lanes and bike paths
  • Riding on the sidewalk is strictly prohibited
  • Riding on streets with a speed limit greater than 25 miles per hour is prohibited, unless you are in a bike lane
  • Users shall ride responsibly
  • Users shall yield to pedestrians
  • Vehicles must be parked in the permitted areas only
  • When riding on-street, follow the rules of the road, following all motor vehicle laws and applicable ordinances of the City
  • Vehicles are to stay to the right of street lanes and to yield the right of way to bicycles in bike lanes and on bike paths
  • Vehicles are not to be used for racing, “stunts”, or jumps

 

Parking Guide for Scooter Riders

Properly parked scooters.  Scooters parked properly in the “landscape/furniture zone” of the sidewalk. (Source: Bird)
 Properly parked scooters.  Scooters parked properly in the "landscape/furniture zone" of the sidewalk. (Source: Bird)

DO:

Park upright in the landscape/furniture zone of the sidewalk
Park beside a bicycle rack
Park in areas specifically designated for bicycle parking

DO NOT:

Impede the regular flow of travel or ADA access
Block driveways or entryways
Block curb ramps or crosswalks
Park on private property, except as permitted by the property owner
Interfere with access to parked vehicles
Block access to parked vehicles, parking meters, or parking pay stations
Block access to bike racks or news racks
Block fire hydrants, call boxes, utility poles, or traffic signal cabinets

AVOID PARKING IN OR DIRECTLY NEXT TO:

Bus stop zones
Loading zones
Disabled parking zones
Benches, bus shelters, and transit information signs
Curb ramps
Entryways
Driveways

Frequently Asked Questions

I see someone acting recklessly on a scooter. What do I do?

If the public is not in immediate danger, please contact Bird or Lime. If someone on a scooter is threatening public safety, please dial 9-1-1.

A scooter is blocking the sidewalk, or otherwise parked incorrectly. What do I do?
Please contact the electric scooter operator(s). You can also roll the scooter to a safer location. There may be a beeping noise when you roll the scooter. The beeping will stop when the scooter is not in motion.

Someone parked a scooter in front of my home or business and I don’t want it there. What do I do?
Please contact the electric scooter operator(s). You can also roll the scooter to a different location. There may be a beeping noise when you roll the scooter. The beeping will stop when the scooter is not in motion.

Someone placed several lined-up scooters outside my home or business and I don't want them there. 
Please contact the electric scooter operator(s).

Why I can’t board the bus with scooters? Culver CityBus currently doesn’t allow non-foldable scooters to board the buses, as there is not enough space on the bus to place the scooters without falling and blocking access.
 
What are the Culver City streets where it is legal to ride?

Scooters may be ridden on streets with a speed limit of 25 miles per hour or less. Due to existing state law, on streets with a speed limit of more than 25 miles per hour, scooters may only ride in a bike lane. 

 

Map of Culver City streets where electric scooter riding is prohibited. Click on the photo for a higher resolution image.

Additional Information

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If you have questions, comments, or concerns about scooter share policy in Culver City, please contact the Culver City Transportation Department at scootershare@culvercity.org or (310) 253-6500.

You may also report any questions, comments, or issues related to electric scooters through Contact Culver City portal, submit your question or issued under the “Scooters” topic.

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