Know the local rules

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The City takes safety very seriously for all modes of transportation, including pedestrians, cyclists, transit riders, and e-scooter users. The Shared Active Transportation Ordinance which establishes the regulation and operation of bicycles, e-scooters, and e-bikes, lays out safety measures and reminders that we encourage users to be aware of before they ride. These include:

  • You must be 16 years or older to ride.
  • You are encouraged to wear a helmet whenever you ride.
  • You cannot ride a scooter on pedestrian sidewalks or greenway trails. Please use bike lanes whenever possible.
  • You must follow local traffic laws (e.g. ride on the right side of the road, follow traffic signals and stop signs). Think of yourself as a bicyclist or a car driver.

How to BOLT:

Helmets are required. We also strongly recommend making sure your brakes work by engaging them before starting your ride.
Step on the scooter and push-off with one foot then use the throttle. To stop, release throttle and squeeze the brakes. 
Please be courteous to others when parking and make sure the kickstand is down. Don’t block public pathways or sidewalk ramps.
At Bolt, we believe that we can build our communities and close the financial gaps in our society. Bolt aims to provide transportation to all people and wants to ensure that everyone can benefit from our practical mobility solution.
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