On Tuesday, Santa Monica-based shared-rideable company, Bird, brought a fleet of 250 electronic scooters to Sacramento, adding to the approximately 1,950 shared mobility devices for public use within city limits. The addition comes after San Francisco-based, Spin, launched in January, which added 250 of its own devices.
Per City code, shared mobility operators can add 250 units every three months during their first year. E-scooters first came to Sacramento in Feb. 2019 and staff expect the programs to grow.
“The City continues to support new mobility and innovation,” said Transportation Planning Manager Jennifer Donlon Wyant. “Shared-rideable programs help achieve the City’s goals of encouraging active transportation, reducing vehicle miles traveled by single occupancy trips and reducing greenhouse gas emissions.”
From June 2019 to Jan. 2020, Sacramento riders have taken 460,000 e-scooter trips and 540,000 e-bike trips. As shared-rideables continue to gain popularity, the City reminds users not to scoot on sidewalks and to always park shared-rideables at bike racks or drop zones. Failure to do so could result in a citation.