Users must be 18 years or older and must have a valid California driver’s license. Users are not required to wear a helmet on e-scooters, but helmet use is strongly recommended. Users may not carry additional passengers. E-scooters cannot exceed 15 miles per hour.
Where can I ride an e-scooter?
Users are required to follow the rules of the road. Motorized scooter users must:
When riding on-street, follow the rules of the road, follow all motor vehicle laws and ordinances in the City of Emeryville.
In front of driveways, crosswalks, and transit stops. Near ADA access ramps. Near utilities (such as fire hydrants). Along color curbs (such as Accessible Parking Zones-blue and Loading Zones-yellow). On landscaped areas or grass. On sidewalks less than 3 feet wide.
Permitted operators must pay an annual fee and a per vehicle fee to be used for program administration.
How much does it cost to rent a scooter?
Each company sets their own prices. Users typically pay to unlock the vehicle plus a fee for every mile or every minute of usage. Please refer to companies’ websites for more information.
What low-income pricing options, cash payment options, and non-smartphone options are available?
The City has required scooter companies to provide a low-income fare option, a cash payment option, and a non-smartphone option. Please refer to the companies’ websites for more information.