SCOOTERS & DOCKLESS BIKES

Scooters and dockless bikes are regulated via permits by the City of Atlanta. Enforcement is handled by APD. Currently, companies must reapply on an annual basis and must meet various standards. Companies are responsible for cleaning up scooters when users leave them in dangerous locations, such as the middle of the sidewalk.

ScootSmart Flyer and How to Ride a Scooter

How to Report a Bike or Scooter that Needs Attention

Use ATL311 to report a scooter that has been parked in a dangerous or otherwise unacceptable area. We recommend using ATL311’s social media channels to report problems – be clear about the location and include a photo, along with which company the device belongs to. The company has two hours to fix the situation. This data is tracked by the City of Atlanta and affects the company’s ability to operate scooters in the future. Don’t just complain about it on NextDoor – report it on ATL311.

City-permitted dockless bikes/scooters operators as of July 1, 2021 are:

  • Bird
  • Lime
  • Spin


Learn more about Scooters in ATL from ATL DOT at their August presentation to Atlanta City Council.

Free Rides

Some companies may offer free rides for healthcare workers, people going to get vaccinated for COVID-19, people going to vote, and other special situations. Download their apps or check their social media to learn more.

Low-Income Pricing

For low-income individuals, companies offer special pricing. Contact mobility@atlantaga.gov for more info.

Is a helmet required to ride?

We strongly encourage you to use a helmet while riding a scooter or bike, but it is not required by law for adults over the age of 16.

Is there an age requirement for riding?

The City of Atlanta does not have an age requirement. However, each company sets their own age policy. Check with each company to verify their requirements.

Can my child or friend ride with me on the same device?

No. Only one rider per scooter or bike is allowed.

Nighttime Riding Restriction

No devices may be rented from 9:00 p.m.- 4:00 a.m. Relay Bikeshare and personal bikes, personal scooters, personal e-bikes, or any other personally owned device are NOT affected.

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