2019 E-Scooter Findings Report
Portland has conducted two pilot permit programs allowing electric scooter (e-scooter) companies to operate in Portland, one in 2018 and another in 2019-2020. These pilots helped the Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) learn how e-scooters fit into our transportation landscape and whether they help advance the city’s goals for mobility, climate, equity, and safety.
Based on the report findings, PBOT is recommending a different approach for Portland’s permanent e-scooter program. The goal is to create deeper partnerships with fewer companies. PBOT recommends contracting with 1-3 companies for a period of 2-3 years.
PBOT modified the 2019-2020 permit program based on feedback from the 2018 pilot, and the current recommendations are based on a comprehensive review of the 2019-2020 e-scooter pilot. Analysis looks at ridership trends and the potential for e-scooters to advance equity, ease traffic congestion and reduce climate-harming emissions.
E-Scooter Trips Dashboard
An E-Scooter Trips Dashboard supplements the data available in the report. The Tableau dashboard enables further data exploration and analysis.
New Mobility Snapshot
In addition, PBOT recently published a report on "new mobility" services in Portland, including e-scooters, BIKETOWN, car-share, and private for-hire services like taxis, Lyft, and Uber.