As with all new things, Eugeneans (those that use the scooters and those that don’t) have been experiencing a learning curve for properly parking this new transportation option. To help provide some clarity on the topic, here are a few simple scooter parking do’s and don’ts.
When parking scooters, the golden rule is do not park scooters in any way that blocks the path of travel for other people. That means no parking scooters in the middle of a sidewalk, bike lane, or street; in a driveway or loading zone; or in front of a doorway. Additionally, do not park scooters on private property.
DO park at designated parking hubs, public bike racks, or as close to the curb as is possible*. Parking hubs are indicated in the real world by green scooter icons on pavement, and in the Superpedestrian app with a green “P.”
*Note that some sidewalks are wider than others – always be sure that people using assisted mobility devices, like a wheelchair or cane, have enough room to travel along the sidewalk. When parking a scooter at a sidewalk curb, the sidewalk should be at least 8-ft wide. A sure way to tell if the sidewalk is too narrow is to look down at it - how many squares of concrete wide is it? If it is only one square of concrete wide, it is not wide enough for people using the sidewalk to easily pass by a parked scooter, so park somewhere else.
Well-parked scooters help ensure that our transportation system is safe and accessible for all who use it, no matter which method of transportation they use. When using the scootershare program keep these parking do’s and don’ts in mind, always wear a helmet, and never ride on the sidewalk.
If you see a misparked e-scooter, report it to Superpedestrian by calling (844) 701-8163 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. This information is also listed on every e-scooter's handlebars.
Still haven't tried an electric scooter? See below for how to get started!
How to Ride: Download the Superpedestrian mobile app from your iOS or Android app store, then locate a scooter via the app. Once you find a scooter, be sure the throttle LED is GREEN, this means the scooter is available to rent. Scan the scooter’s QR code (located on top of the handlebars) via the Superpedestrian app to unlock. Wait up to 10 seconds for the throttle LED to turn WHITE, indicating the scooter is unlocked and ready to ride.
For more information, visit the City’s website for e-scooters or contact Karen Mason, Shared Mobility Analyst, at email@example.com