The bike and scooter sharing options in Cleveland are changing rapidly – it’s the the nature of the industry. But choice is good, and having options and easy availability makes moving around car-free convenient. The current companies doing business here are doing so on a 6 month demonstration permit, but momentum is good for them to remain in place beyond this date. Scooter and bike riders should ride in the street with the flow of traffic, using bike lanes where possible.
Here is a rundown of your current options:
Note that under the current permit, scooters are only active from 7am-7pm.
These companies also have programs in place for riders without smartphones and/or credit cards. These programs are outlined on our Equity & Access page.
For all of these devices, the same City parking guidelines are in place:
Riders may park scooters or bikes anywhere on the sidewalk in the “furniture zone,” as long access for others is not blocked. The furniture zone is the area between the curb and the walkway where there may already be trash cans, bus stops, benches and bike racks.
Riders are encouraged to keep an eye out to avoid blocking:
Scooters and bikes should never be parked in the roadway and should always be left standing upright.