Scooter rental companies

Our scooter rental vendors are Lyft, Lime and Spin.

Legal history of scooters in Minnesota

Motorized foot scooters are legal in Minnesota.

Cities across the country take different approaches to regulating the scooter rental companies. For example, some impound scooters and fine companies who fail to follow city rules. Each city or agency may have different scooter rules.

Minneapolis scooter ordinance

Minneapolis passed an ordinance to regulate scooters on our streets and sidewalks.

The ordinance requires scooter rental companies to:

  1. Enter into a written agreement with the city
  2. Follow specific conditions to help keep streets and sidewalks safe and orderly

How we manage scooter rentals

Our scooter sharing ordinance requires

  • Scooter sharing networks to have a license agreement with the City
  • They must follow rules for parking and in the right of way
  • State law already manages how low power vehicles (like scooters) operate in the street

City regulations intend to welcome new transportation options like motorized foot scooters. We still need networks to operate in an organized manner consistent with City rules.

The ordinance and license agreement provides specific guidance to 1) scooter companies and 2) the public on local rules for scooter sharing in the public right of way. This includes on City sidewalks.

The City has the right to remove scooters that are

  • Unattended
  • Blocking traffic or public infrastructure
  • Compromising public safety

Contact scooter companies

Lyft / Nice Rice

Website

Nice Ride MN

Phone

877-452-6699

Contact for support

https://lft.to/niceride-support

Spin

Website

Spin

Phone

888-249-9698

Contact for support

support@spin.pm

Lime

Website

Lime

Phone

888-546-3345

Contact for support

support@li.me

Contact us

Minneapolis 311

Hours

7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Monday – Friday

See list of City holidays