E-Scooters: New Regulation Reigns in Riders

A new permitting program for shared micro- mobility devices, such as e-scooters, took effect this week. The Department of Transportation (DOT) established the program following 10 months of research, discussions with the public and micro-mobility companies, approval from City Council, and outreach to other cities. A corresponding webpage,


provides general information and safety tips for device users and the public. The page also links to a section for vendors, where the steps required to obtain a permit are clearly defined and applicants can find links to the micro- mobility ordinance, administrative regulations, and other relevant documents.

In addition to the new online resources, shared e-scooter users can also expect to see two new eye-catching flyers that feature safety and etiquette tips, attached to the devices over the next several weeks. To learn more about applying for a permit, visit the website above or contact micro.mobility@sanjoseca.gov.

For general information inquiries, contact Colin Heyne, DOT Public Information Manager at colin.heyne@sanjoseca.gov.

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