Portland Bureau of Transportation Is Looking to Test Run a Scooter Share Program

There’s still a chance Portland could get dockless bikes, too.

Lime's scooters (courtesy of Lime)

Portland may get a pilot scooter share program this summer.

After California startup company Lime began hiring in Portland in March, word spread the city was looking into dockless bike and scooter programs to replace or supplement Biketown. Bike Portland reported that the announcement was made at this month's Pedestrian Advisory Committee meeting.

Related: I Spent a Year Using Biketown to Commute. Here's What I Learned.

Portland Bureau of Transportation spokesman John Brady tells WW the proposed scooter pilot is completely separate from any future changes to Biketown, and there's still a chance Portland could get dockless bikes.

The scooter pilot is only in the planning stages, so PBOT hasn't finalized any details, including which companies would participate in the trial run.

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