The City of Tampa has engaged four of the nation’s largest shared micro-mobility companies (HOPR, BIRD, LIME, & SPIN) to provide bicycles and e-scooters for Tampa’s downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. The bicycles and motorized scooters will allow people to quickly and easily travel short distances and help commuters access public transit stops that are several miles away. These bicycles and e-scooters can replace short-distance car trips which help reduce traffic levels and improves downtown mobility.
The objective of Tampa’s shared micro-mobility program is to introduce a new, low-cost method of transportation to enhance how people get around and address the “last-mile” needs of Downtown Tampa and surrounding neighborhoods. The program will help the City gather valuable data to develop a multi-faceted, long-range mobility plan that satisfies Tampa’s micro-mobility needs and encourages strong public-private partners.
There are four vendors currently providing services in the City of Tampa – HOPR Bike, Bird, Lime, and Spin.
| gohopr.com | 1 (833) 838-8300
| www.bird.co | 1 (866) 205-2442
| www.li.me |1 (888)-LIME-345
| www.spin.app |1 (888) 249-9698
Please visit the following web pages for information on the Florida Statutes and City of Tampa Ordinances related to motorized scooters:
Frequently Asked Questions
Riders can rent a scooter using the following steps:
- Download the app from the App Store, Google Play, or the vendor’s website.
- Create an account in the app using your email address.
- Use the app to scan the QR code on the scooter to find, unlock and activate a scooter. Once the scooter unlocks and activates, your trip has started!
- When you’re done, park responsibly and end the trip in the app.
NOTE: You may also lock the device so other users cannot ride it, but you will continue to incur charges. This is useful if you're just running inside a store or making some other quick stop.
Scooter operators within the City of Tampa must be 16 years or older and are required to have a valid driver’s license or permit. Helmet wearing is encouraged, but not required.
The current boundaries are listed below:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. on the North
Davis and Harbor Islands on the South
Armenia Avenue on the West
40th Street on the East
Where is riding prohibited?
Scooters shall not be ridden in the following locations:
Motorized scooter users must:
Obey all traffic laws
Yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian and give an audible signal before overtaking and passing a pedestrian
Not carry passengers (only one person may occupy a motorized scooter at a time)
Helmet-wearing is encouraged, but not required
Not operate a scooter while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Where can I leave my scooter when I'm done riding?
When you finish your ride, make sure to park courteously, which means scooters should:
Be placed in designated corrals whenever possible
Be parked upright when parked on sidewalks
Never be parked on private property
Maintain a minimum four-foot pedestrian path on sidewalks
Make sure to NEVER block:
Handicap accessible areas (ramps, parking spots, etc.)
Street furniture such as benches, trash cans and parking meters
Business or residential entryways
I see an incorrectly parked scooter. Who should I call?
If you see a fallen scooter or bicycle, be a good neighbor and upright it, if able. If it is an emergency, call 911. If it is not an emergency, please contact the customer service number provided on the scooter or report to the City of Tampa by calling 1-877-SCTR-HLP.
On average, the scooters can travel at speeds up to about 15 mph and operate between 15 to 20 miles on a single charge.
Questions and concerns about scooter services, operations or parking should be directed to the customer service department of the respective vendor.
Please contact the customer service number provided on the bike or scooter.
If it is an emergency, please call 911. If it is not an emergency, please call the Tampa Police Department non-emergency number at 813-231-6130 or the main number at 813-276-3200.