Shared Micromobility: E-Scooters & Bicycles

The Arvada City Council approved a micromobility pilot program on August 16, 2021 which allows shared mobility devices (electric scooters, shared bicycle and e-bikes). 

These devices are focused near Olde Town and the RTD G-Line stations to help: 

  • encourage alternate modes of transportation
  • alleviate congestion
  • improve connectivity 

Pilot Program

At this time the City is only looking at dockless bicycles and scooters, which means they can be taken from point to point, and do not have to be parked at a specific location. This makes the devices more useful and allows more freedom for the user to end their trip exactly where they need. Based on community feedback, the City is working on adding parking areas in high-traffic areas to ease congestion.

The City team reviewed the survey responses and shared an analysis of the results with the Arvada City Council.

How to use Micromobility Devices

  • On streets: devices are not allowed on narrow sidewalks for the safety of the rider and pedestrians. Riders should use these devices in the street and on designated bike lanes, similar to personal bicycles. The maximum speed is 20 MPH.
  • On trails: devices are allowed on City trails and capped at a maximum speed of 15 MPH. Users are responsible to follow trail rules including audible signals when passing slower traffic.
  • For safety, riders:
    • Should wear a helmet for safety
    • Must be over the age of 16
    • Must follow all traffic rules, signals, and signs
    • Must ride with the flow of traffic
    • Must yield to pedestrians
    • Must not ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Only one rider on each device at a time is allowed