Pilot Scooter Program Launches June 15th

June 14, 2019

The City of Chicago’s E-Scooter Pilot Program begins on Saturday, June 15th.  For the interest of the disability community, see attached Scooter FAQ and note the following:


  • Scooters will be removed each night after hours of operations (5am to 10pm).
  • The pilot will run from June 15 to October 15, 2019.
  • See attached FAQ for a map of pilot area. Pilot will not be operating in the downtown area.
  • Scooters are not allowed on sidewalks. They are only allowed on streets and bike paths in the pilot area.
  • Scooters must be parked upright with a minimum of 6 feet clearance between the scooter and all public way obstructions.
  • Scooters cannot be parked within 10 feet of street corners or intersections, or along building facades or block fire hydrants, bus stops, loading zones of building access points.
  • Each scooter is equipped with warning bells and front and rear lights.
  • MOPD will be working with other City departments to monitor the impact of the scooter program on the disability community.


If you find any scooters not properly parked, blocking the public way, contact the vendor directly. Vendor contact information is found on each scooter.  Vendors are required to remedy any scooter not properly parked within two (2) hours, 24 hours per day, seven (7) days a week.


Please feel free to contact MOPD (312.744.4495) regarding any experience you have with the Scooter Pilot Program.


Please visit CDOT at E-Scooter Share Pilot Program for frequently asked questions (FAQs).

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