What is shared micromobility?

    Shared micromobility refers to 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.

    Systems usually allow point-to-point trips and the majority of companies provide a similar service model to the customer. Vehicles are distributed across a community and typically customers can use a smartphone to find and unlock a device, and pay for the trip using a mobile app. 

    Where will scooter and bicycle users be allowed to ride?

    Scooters and bicycle riders can use bicycle lanes, sidewalks and paved trails. Scooters and bikes are not allowed on the sidewalks in Olde Town.

    Where will scooters and bicycles be parked?

    When the pilot program begins, parking areas will be clearly designated. Riders will not be permitted to park devices in areas that block sidewalks. The pilot program will include education on riding and parking etiquette. 

    Can micromobility devices be used on trails?

    Yes, these devices can be operated on paved trails. 

    Who owns the micromobility devices (i.e. e-scooters and e-bikes)?

    The devices belong to private operators and some are personally owned by residents and visitors to the City of Arvada. 

    What are the top speeds of micromobility devices?

    The City Municipal Code allows e-scooters to travel up to 15 mph and e-bikes up to 20 mph in the street and on multi-use trails.

    How many micromobility devices will come to Arvada?

    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.

    Are micromobility devices allowed to be ridden in the pedestrian areas of Olde Town?

    Riding micromobility devices or bicycles is not permitted on the sidewalks within Olde Town. The micromobility device’s electric assist will deactivate when the device is in the pedestrian area of Olde Town.. 

    What can I do if a micro-mobility device is left on my property and I want it removed?

    If you are physically capable of moving the mis-parked micro-mobility device to a proper location, please do so. Alternatively, you can call the company directly to request they remove it. 

    Companies are required by the pilot program to remove the device within 4 hours of a report of mis-parking if the report is received between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM Monday through Friday. At all other times, the device is required to be removed within 12 hours. If a device is not removed in this timeframe you can call the City or email the shared micromobility program directly at e-mobility@arvada.org.

    How can I provide my feedback on the pilot program?

    Please use this Speak Up Arvada project to let the City team know your feedback on the pilot program. Alternatively, you can email e-mobility@arvada.org