So you have questions about scooters?
How do Lyft Scooters work?
In the Lyft app, scooters will appear in the “Nearby” section when available. You can also reserve a scooter for up to 15 minutes or scan the QR code on a nearby scooter to start your ride.
How much does it cost to ride a scooter?
It costs $1 to unlock a scooter and 24 cents for each minute you ride. This includes reservation time and hold time as well.
Are Lyft Scooters available near me?
The map in your Lyft app will show the area where Lyft Scooters are located and available. If you would like Lyft Scooters to come to your area, you can fill out this form to submit a request.
When can I ride the scooter?
Lyft Scooters are available to ride 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Where can I ride the scooters?
Please always ride your scooter in the street or in a bike lane when you are within the Central Business District (Downtown).
If you are outside of the Central Business District, we still recommend using the designated bike lanes, but you may use scooters on the sidewalk as long as you yield to pedestrians.
You can view the boundaries of the Central Business District here.
What are the requirements to ride a scooter?
You must be 18 years or older with a valid driver’s license (you will be required to take a photo of your license before starting a scooter ride). Please wear a helmet and appropriate footwear while riding your scooter.
How do I unlock a scooter?
You can unlock a Lyft Scooter by tapping the Scan button in the Lyft app and pointing your phone’s camera at the QR code located on the scooter’s handlebars. You can also unlock a scooter by tapping the Unlock button after reserving it ahead of time.
How do I reserve a Lyft Scooter before starting a ride?
To reserve a scooter, select a nearby scooter in the Lyft app by tapping Reserve. You can reserve a scooter for up to 15 minutes, and you will be charged the standard 24 cents per minute rate while the scooter is reserved. Once you unlock the scooter, you will be charged the $1 unlock fee.
How does the scooter work?
Kick-start the ground twice and press the throttle on the right-hand side of the handlebar to accelerate. The brake is located on the left-hand side. Hold down the brake on the left-hand side of the handlebar to slow down. Battery level is displayed on the handlebar and in the Lyft app.
How do I pause a ride?
You can make a stop during a ride anytime by simply tapping Lock. Please be sure to park your scooter out of the way while your ride is paused. When you come back to your scooter, tap Unlock to keep riding. You will continue to be charged 24 cents per minute during any stops.
How do I end a ride?
To end your ride, park the scooter appropriately and tap End ride. You will be required to take a photo of the parked scooter to end your ride. You’ll have the chance to confirm your payment, rate your ride, provide feedback, or report any issues to our support team.
Where can I park the scooter?
When you park your scooter, make sure to:
Please ensure the scooter is parked upright.
Keep a minimum five-foot clearance zone for pedestrians.
Park on public sidewalks, the designated public area between the sidewalk and the curb, or at a bike rack.
Please park your scooter within the area between the curb and the sidewalk if one exists.
Do not block private property, driveways, bikeshare stations, or access to transit stops and shelters.
Do not block the travel area for other vehicles.
Do not park the scooter outside of any protected tree planting or landscaped area.
Can I rent a scooter for my friend, too?
Sorry, you cannot rent a scooter for your friend. You can only rent a scooter for yourself. Your friend will need their own account.
Can I ride Lyft Scooters up hills?
Yes, scooters can travel up most hills. You can help them by kicking against the ground to maintain speed.
How do I report a broken scooter?
To report a broken scooter, tap the icon in the app and let us know what’s wrong.
How do I report an improperly parked scooter?
Report an improperly parked scooter to our support team by tapping the icon in your Lyft app, or by calling the toll-free number shown on the scooter.
Do you offer any discounted plans or flat-rate rides?
Yes, Lyft offers a reduced rate for individuals who qualify. You may qualify for a reduced rate if you are enrolled in or qualify for a state or federal assistance program such as Medicaid, SNAP, or a discounted utility bill. Apply for the Community Pass here.
Can I request a scooter ride from my computer?
We are currently working to support users without smartphones. Stay tuned for updates.
What are the safety requirements for Lyft Scooter rides?
We ask that you always obey traffic laws, use caution when riding a scooter and avoid anything that may impede your ability to safely ride. This may include carrying heavy items or riding in bad weather. It’s illegal to operate a scooter under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Before riding, please check that the brakes and lights are working and perform a Safety Check described in the Terms of Service.
What are your Terms of Service for scooters?
Check them out here.
Where can I pick up my free helmet?
Click here to find the closest location to pick up your free helmet.
Can I use my commuter benefits to pay for my scooter ride?
Sorry, you cannot pay for your scooter ride with your commuter benefits.