Frequently Asked Questions

Can you ride electric scooter without license?

You must have a valid license or permit to operate one. Don’t lose your driving privileges! While you can ride Breeze Bike Share without a license, you do need one to ride an e-scooter per the California Vehicle Code.

Are electric scooters reliable?

Whether electric scooters are safe or not is a huge debate these days. It is important to keep in mind that nothing is entirely safe. … With that said, electric scooters are considered safer than normal, manual scooters. They are more controlled and the speed is generally slower as well.

How old should you be to ride an electric scooter?

Sidewalks are for pedestrians. Per the California Department of Motor Vehicles, “A motorized scooter may be operated on a bicycle path, trail or bikeway, but not on a sidewalk. Electric personal assistive mobility devices (e.g., wheelchairs) are, of course, legal on all sidewalks.

How much do they cost?
Each company currently charges a starting fee ($1 for most scooters) plus a handful of pennies for every minute you ride.

Here’s the breakdown in San Francisco:

Bird $1 + $0.15 per min.
Lime-S $1 + $0.15 per min.
Spin $1 + $0.15 per min.
Scoot $4 for 15 min. + $0.07 per min.
Jump (bike) $2 for 30 min. + $0.07 per min.
Lime-E (bike) $1 + $0.15 per min.
Ford GoBike $3 for 30 min. + $3 per 15 min.
Ford GoBike e-bike $3 for 30 min. + $3 per 15 min.