Shared electric mopeds (e-mopeds) are one of San Francisco’s newest types of shared vehicle services. To regulate and facilitate this new transportation option for the benefit of the city, the SFMTA has worked with Scoot Networks, the city’s primary provider of shared e-mopeds, to better understand its needs and impacts.
In August 2015, the SFMTA launched a trial policy which allowed all e-mopeds to be parked in areas with residential parking permit (RPP) restrictions, limited to curb spaces that are eight feet wide or less.
After evaluating the trial, the SFMTA has proposed a parking permit program for shared e-mopeds, which is set to be considered for approval by the SFMTA Board of Directors on June 20.
You can learn more about the proposed e-moped permit program here:
If the program is approved by the SFMTA Board, permits for shared e-mopeds would be issued starting this summer. The SFMTA will continue to evaluate the program’s effectiveness for any adjustments needed, including whether to keep the 8-foot curb space limit on parking shared e-mopeds in RPP areas.
Scoots can park in any legal parking space in San Francisco, but riders can only finish using their scoot at Scoot Spots (garages and other designated charging locations) and at the curb in residential areas in the northeastern half of San Francisco. These residential areas are Scoot Zones where you can park at curblets (curbs 8 ft or less) and non-metered motorcycle parking spaces. We are expanding our service area and charging network every month! Look for scoots in your neighborhood soon.