GO THE LAST MILE
More wheels, more ways.
Improving people’s lives with the world’s best transportation calls for more than just cars — that’s why we’re adding scooters to the Lyft lineup. We believe scooter networks are a last-mile solution to fusing Denver’s rail and bus networks with wherever you’re headed.
When scooters are available in Denver, they will appear in the “Nearby” section in your app. Tap the icon to reserve a scooter ahead of time. Scooters are just $1 to unlock and 24 cents per minute to ride.
How to ride
- Kick-start the ground twice to get going.
- Press the throttle on the right-hand side of the handlebar to speed up.
- Hold down the brake on the left-hand side of the handlebar to slow down.
- One person per scooter — passengers prohibited.
Where to ride
Use bike lanes when available. If bike lanes are unavailable, you may ride in streets where the speed limit is 30 MPH or less - or, as a last resort, on sidewalks at a maximum of 6 MPH. Do not ride along the 16th Street Mall, on the Auraria campus, or on Park trails.
Follow traffic laws
Denver laws apply to cars, bicycles, and, yep: scooters. This means you must stop at red lights and stop signs, follow crosswalk signals, be careful at street crossings, and steer clear of bike lanes or parks.
Pack your helmet
We’re working hard to support Denver’s efforts to build protected scooter lanes, but it’s never a bad idea to wear a helmet. (And don’t worry — helmet hair is cool now.)
Parking your scooter
Please be mindful of others when parking your scooter — use bike racks or park by the curb at all times. Don't block sidewalks, pathways, or wheelchair ramps. The city of Denver also has some very specific rules around parking your scooter.
Reserve before you go
Ensure that your scooter will actually be there when you arrive. Reserve a scooter ahead of time and we’ll hold your scooter for up to 15 minutes. You’ll be charged the standard 24 cents per minute rate while the scooter is reserved. Once you unlock the scooter, you’ll also be charged the $1 unlock fee.
See a friend? Latte (with oat milk, please) intermission? Just tap Lock in your Lyft app to lock your scooter (you’ll be charged the standard 24 cents per minute rate while the scooter is locked) until you're ready again. We’ll wait.