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About

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. OakDOT is actively monitoring the use of shared scooters and is in the process of developing a permit system to regulate how they are used.

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.

UPCOMING MEETINGS

On September 17, 2018, the Oakland City Council passed a scooter ordinance that enables OakDOT staff to develop a permit process. Once the permit process is in place, e-scooter providers may apply for an operating permit. The ordinance includes requirements for insurance and indemnification, user education for correct and safe use of the scooters, robust community outreach, equitable distribution of scooters throughout Oakland neighborhoods, and more. OakDOT is now preparing terms and conditions for that permit process. We have received significant input from community members and are working to address the concerns we've heard. Additionally, we are taking additional steps to open the process to community input:

Monday Oct. 22, 2018 at 5pm-7pm
Oakland City Hall (City Council Chambers, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland California 94610).
Make your voice heard as OakDOT develops new rules and regulations, learn how to safely operate a scooter, and hear what the scooter companies are doing to address concerns. Optional pre-registration here.

Tuesday Oct. 30, 2018 at 5:30pm
Oakland City Hall (City Council Chambers, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland California 94610).
OakDOT plans to present the City Council with a progress report, including a "first draft" of the terms and conditions, at the Council's regularly scheduled public meeting in City Hall.
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November 2018
OakDOT staff will meet with neighborhood community groups to gather additional community input on terms and conditions that e-scooter companies would be required to meet in order to obtain an operating permit. Stay up to date here, or contact scootershare@oaklandca.gov.

* West Oakland Branch Library- Sat 11/10 at 1pm at 1801 Adeline St, Oakland CA

* POSTPONED DUE TO "VERY UNHEALTHY" AIR QUALITY: Charles Porter Golden Gate Community Recreation Center - Thu 11/15 at 6:30pm at 1075 62nd St, Oakland CA

* POSTPONED DUE TO "VERY UNHEALTHY" AIR QUALITY: César E. Chávez Branch Library - Sat 11/17 at 3:30pm at 3301 E 12th St #271, Oakland CA

* 81st Ave Library - Sat 11/20 at 5pm at 1021 81st St, Oakland CA

Tuesday Nov. 27, 2018 at 5:30pm
Oakland City Hall (City Council Chambers, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza, Oakland California 94610).
OakDOT plans to present a final draft of the terms and conditions to the City Council, highlighting any changes that have been made to incorporate community feedback.
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