Shared Micromobility-Scooters and Bicycles

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The City is starting the process to allow rental scooters and bicycles in the City. We would like your feedback and input to make this program work the best for Arvada residents and visitors. On this page you can find out more information about the program, proposed rules for the operations in Arvada during the proposed pilot project timeframe, and different ways to provide input and feedback.

What is Shared Micromobility?

Transportation for America defines shared micromobility as "any small, human or electric-powered transportation solution such as bikes, e-bikes, scooters, e-scooters or any other small, lightweight vehicle that is being used as a shared resource between multiple users." You may have also heard this topic referred to as mobility as a service, micromobility, dockless mobility, bikeshare, scooter share, or another related name.

As it relates to Arvada at this time, we are specifically looking at electric scooters, regular bicycles, and electric bicycles. You may be familiar with these devices from other cities you have visited or lived in, and below are some images and a description for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NATCO) to make sure everyone has the same understanding of shared micromobility.


Pilot Program Information

The City is proposing to initiate a pilot program to evaluate the use and effectiveness of shared micromobility in Arvada. The proposed service area will follow a roughly 1 mile radius from each of the new four G-line stations between the Sheridan-Arvada Gold Strike Station and the Wheat Ridge-Ward Station. Below is a map showing the proposed service area. At this time the City is only looking at dockless bicycles and scooters, which means they can be taken from point to point, and do not have to be parked at a specific location. This makes the devices more useful and allows more freedom for the user to end their trip exactly where they need.

The pilot project period will last six to nine months, to include one summer season, and the City will collect data on the usage, benefits, public feedback, and issues that arise. City staff will compile this information to a report and present the information to City Council as it determines whether or not to make the program permanent and expand it city-wide.

During the pilot project period, the city will allow up to two different companies to operate in the City and each company will be allowed to offer a maximum of 100 scooters and 100 bicycles for use. Therefore, the total allowable devices in the city during this pilot timeframe will be 200 scooters and 200 bikes.

Scooter and Bicycle Parking

You will be able to park your bike or scooter in a variety of locations. The City would prefer that you park the bike or scooter at a bike rack where available. If a bike rack is not available, please look for designated scooter parking area. It will look similar to the picture below.

You cannot park the bike or scooter on a sidewalk or trail where it will leave less than 4' of space for a person walking or rolling. You can park your bike or scooter on the street where parking is allowed, preferably in the 2' gutter pan area. You should not park your bike on any grass, planted, or tree areas adjacent to sidewalks and paths. If the area is made of a hard surface, such as brick or concrete, you are allowed to park there.

Information and Feedback Opportunities

The City is planning to host four virtual Zoom meetings for the public to find out more information about the proposed system, operations, and rules and regulations. City staff will answer questions from the public related to the program and gather feedback from the public.

There is a survey below that you can take to provide feedback to the City as well and an e-mail address was created specifically for this program to allow residents to provide feedback, ask questions, and submit compliments and complaints once the program is up and running. You can contact the city about the Shared Micromobility program at e-mobility@arvada.org.


The City is starting the process to allow rental scooters and bicycles in the City. We would like your feedback and input to make this program work the best for Arvada residents and visitors. On this page you can find out more information about the program, proposed rules for the operations in Arvada during the proposed pilot project timeframe, and different ways to provide input and feedback.

What is Shared Micromobility?

Transportation for America defines shared micromobility as "any small, human or electric-powered transportation solution such as bikes, e-bikes, scooters, e-scooters or any other small, lightweight vehicle that is being used as a shared resource between multiple users." You may have also heard this topic referred to as mobility as a service, micromobility, dockless mobility, bikeshare, scooter share, or another related name.

As it relates to Arvada at this time, we are specifically looking at electric scooters, regular bicycles, and electric bicycles. You may be familiar with these devices from other cities you have visited or lived in, and below are some images and a description for the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NATCO) to make sure everyone has the same understanding of shared micromobility.


Pilot Program Information

The City is proposing to initiate a pilot program to evaluate the use and effectiveness of shared micromobility in Arvada. The proposed service area will follow a roughly 1 mile radius from each of the new four G-line stations between the Sheridan-Arvada Gold Strike Station and the Wheat Ridge-Ward Station. Below is a map showing the proposed service area. At this time the City is only looking at dockless bicycles and scooters, which means they can be taken from point to point, and do not have to be parked at a specific location. This makes the devices more useful and allows more freedom for the user to end their trip exactly where they need.

The pilot project period will last six to nine months, to include one summer season, and the City will collect data on the usage, benefits, public feedback, and issues that arise. City staff will compile this information to a report and present the information to City Council as it determines whether or not to make the program permanent and expand it city-wide.

During the pilot project period, the city will allow up to two different companies to operate in the City and each company will be allowed to offer a maximum of 100 scooters and 100 bicycles for use. Therefore, the total allowable devices in the city during this pilot timeframe will be 200 scooters and 200 bikes.

Scooter and Bicycle Parking

You will be able to park your bike or scooter in a variety of locations. The City would prefer that you park the bike or scooter at a bike rack where available. If a bike rack is not available, please look for designated scooter parking area. It will look similar to the picture below.

You cannot park the bike or scooter on a sidewalk or trail where it will leave less than 4' of space for a person walking or rolling. You can park your bike or scooter on the street where parking is allowed, preferably in the 2' gutter pan area. You should not park your bike on any grass, planted, or tree areas adjacent to sidewalks and paths. If the area is made of a hard surface, such as brick or concrete, you are allowed to park there.

Information and Feedback Opportunities

The City is planning to host four virtual Zoom meetings for the public to find out more information about the proposed system, operations, and rules and regulations. City staff will answer questions from the public related to the program and gather feedback from the public.

There is a survey below that you can take to provide feedback to the City as well and an e-mail address was created specifically for this program to allow residents to provide feedback, ask questions, and submit compliments and complaints once the program is up and running. You can contact the city about the Shared Micromobility program at e-mobility@arvada.org.