Yearly scooter data
2018 Pilot summary
From July to November of 2018, the City of Minneapolis created a scooter pilot with 400 shared scooters throughout Minneapolis. The City required providers to sign a license agreement which established standard data sharing and privacy requirements. People took over 200K trips during the pilot period.
2019 Pilot summary
From May to November of 2019, the City of Minneapolis ran a scooter pilot with up to 2,500 shared scooters throughout Minneapolis. Over 150,000 people took over 1 million trips during the pilot period. During the pilot, data was collected to analyze usage including number of trips, length of trips (distance and time), and start and end points of trips. This data set can be found on the City’s Open Data Portal.
To learn more about how the City handles and protects this data, see our mobility data methodology and analysis
2020 Program - year 1 summary
From July to November of 2020, the City of Minneapolis ran a scooter pilot with up to 2,500 shared scooters throughout Minneapolis. The COVID-19 pandemic had significant impacts on scooter share ridership in the City of Minneapolis. The program did not start until July, shortening the data collection period.
- Using 2018 as a baseline, the City saw a 361% increase in ridership from 2018 to 2019, but then an 86% reduction in ridership from 2019 to 2020.
- 2020 ridership was only 36% lower than 2018 ridership.
- Besides public health concerns from users, the stay at home orders and the shift to working from home resulted in a significant loss in daily daytime commuter users.
- 52% of scooter user survey respondents reported they were not commuting to work.
- Whereas 40% of respondents reported that COVID-19 had no impact on their scooter usage, 30% indicated they used scooters less often.
- Since Minneapolis usually sees a higher percentage of rides during the week than other cities due to more commute versus recreational trips Minneapolis saw higher losses than some cities (Science Direct).
- As more trips became recreational, the length of the trips increased (2019- 1.1 miles/ride and 13.13 minutes/ride, 2020- 2.24 miles/ride and 19.98 minutes/ride).
- The percentage of trips starting or ending in ACP50 areas also remained flat, despite the ridership loss, aided by equity distribution requirements and the placement of Mobility Hubs in those neighborhoods.
During the pilot, data was collected to analyze usage including number of trips, length of trips (distance and time), and start and end points of trips.
You can find this data set on the City’s Open Data Portal
2021 program year
In preparation for the 2021 season, the City created new compliance tracking tools to track the equity distribution requirements and 311 complaints.
2021 Scooter compliance dashboard
The City is currently collecting feedback on the future of shared mobility in the city.
Take the 2021 Bike and Scooter Share Survey