Shared mobility services offer transportation devices for short-term rental from the public right of way. In Austin, there are different types of shared mobility services: shared micromobility and shared vehicles.
Micromobility devices may include kick scooters, skateboards, or other small mobility devices that do not have a license plate. Micromobility does not include personal assistive mobility devices, such as electric wheelchairs or other medical mobility devices. On sidewalks, riding and parking micromobility are allowed if done in a safe and respectful manner.
All service fees, including promotions, costs per minute, trip and unlock fees can be found in provider-specific applications. Fleet size reflects the maximum number of devices allowed. It may not reflect the total number of devices available in the public right of way.
Shared Vehicle Services
Shared vehicle services may include shared mopeds, motorcycles, smart cars, small electric vehicles, and other motor vehicles. These vehicles must have license plates and can operate only in the roadway, not on sidewalks. Texas state rules and regulations for driving motor vehicles are the same for using shared vehicle services.
Shared Vehicle Providers & Parking
Motorcycle/moped parking: Personal and shared motorcycles and mopeds may park on the street. There are also designated parking spaces for motorcycles/mopeds around Austin, marked by posted signs. Motorcycles and mopeds may not park on sidewalks.
Open Data and Reporting Tools
Austin Transportation has open data and reporting tools on shared mobility, available for public use and analysis. This data is anonymous and streamlined using data standards shared by leading American cities.
The Open Data Portal provides quarterly summaries for statistics, such as total trips, total miles traveled, average trips per day, median distance traveled and median trip duration. The portal also includes a heat map that shows the number of trips across different areas of the city.
The following reports summarize the community process in 2018 when the program began.