Shared e-scooters are the newest transportation option for getting around Oakland.


Timeline for 24-25 permit year

April 15th: Release application

May 17th: Application due

May 31st: Applications reviewed, applicants notified

July 1st: 24-25 Permit Year begins


About the Program

Shared e-scooters are the newest transportation option for getting around Oakland. They are useful for short trips, and have the potential to help achieve the goals of OakDOT’s Strategic Plan, which calls for expanding access to shared mobility services, improving transportation choices, and minimizing parking demand, congestion and pollution. However, when used improperly e-scooters can obstruct sidewalks, curb ramps, and other portions of the public right-of-way. Shared E-scooters are required to be able to lock to a bike rack. Up to two E-scooters can be locked to each bike rack, as long as they are locked to the same side of the rack, leaving the other side available for a private bike or scooter.

For the 2023-2024 permit year, Oakland's two permitted operators are VeoRide and Lime. 


Adaptive Vehicles

Adaptive vehicles for persons with disabilities are available from each of the E-scooter Operators in Oakland. See the links below to learn more and participate:


VeoRide - Click here

Lime - Click here

Low Income Discounts


Lime - Click here

VeoRide - Click here


Data Sharing

As a condition of operating in Oakland, E-scooter sharing companies are required to provide publicly available, real-time data on the location of scooters available for rent. This data is provided via an Application Programming Interface (API) in the General Bikeshare Feed Specification (GBFS) format. OakDOT has made minor changes to the GBFS format, removing the Vehicle Identification Number in order to protect privacy. GBFS does not include any information about scooter riders or the trips they've taken. More information about GBFS is available here: https://github.com/NABSA/gbfs/...

GBFS feeds can be accessed through the following URLs:














Questions or Concerns?

Questions and concerns about the services themselves should be directed to the customer service representative of each respective company.

Complaints of improperly-parked scooters can also be submitted through OAK 311.


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