Less Than 3 Months After Launch, More Than 100,000 Trips Have Been Taken On Lyft Scooters In Miami

Lyft is celebrating 100,000 electric scooter rides in Miami since launching service in early April.

The company was part of a pilot program in which six companies were allowed to place 50 scooters each on the streets of downtown Miami. Bird, Bolt, Jump (owned by Uber), Lime, and Spin were the others.

There are now 156 Lyft scooters in Miami.

Brickell is the most popular area for rides, Lyft said. The most popular time for rides is 5PM, and the most popular day is Saturday.

The longest single trip taken on a scooter so far was 15 miles, when a rider went from Edgewater to Coconut Grove, according to Lyft.

Lyft is celebrating the ridership milestone with a pop up helmet giveaway at Bayfront Park on June 21st, from 5pm – 8pm, while supplies last. The helmets are decorated by interns at nonprofit Arts For Learning’s ArtWorks (ages 14 – 18).

The company says they will continue to work with District 2 Commissioner Ken Russell.

 

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Anonymous

edgewater to coconut grove lmao thats whatsup

Anonymous

It looks like it goes all the way up to Little River.

Anonymous

Does anyone know who we need to contact in order to demand that they expand the zone of scooters? thank you!

Anonymous

Agreed!! It stranded me halfway to my destination one day bc I went just west of the service zone. They need to include the Miami River area west of river down Flagler and First.

Anonymous

Yes!! Totally agree. The commissioner of little Havana is a Moron.

Anonymous

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT YOU SHOULD NOT BE RIDING SCOOTERS ON THE SIDEWALK!!! PLEASE KEEP IN THE BIKE LANE!!

LOVE the scooters but it’s frustrating to walk especially in Brickell with such narrow sidewalks.

peej

Perhaps it’s different in Miami, but in Lauderdale they’re actually restricted to the sidewalks ONLY (which makes absolutely NO sense). The City is claiming a change in state laws is required to actually allow them within Bike Lanes.

They’ve also re-banned them from the beach up here until August, denoting Summer as a “high impact event”. Shows how lax they are about enforcing misuse, because technically the high-schoolers on break shouldn’t be using them anyways (they’re all 18+).

Anonymous

Ft. Lauderdale already has had one fatality and Miami will probably have one before the end of the year. Scooters and cars don’t mix, the city needs to create scooter lanes and separate them with dividers but that will never happen. I actually own a scooter and I have had it since 2016. Earlier this month I almost got hit by a car while I was on a cross walk in Brickell because 2 other scooters were going in and out of traffic. I hit the pavement hard and dislocated 2 fingers one on each hand. I can not make a fist with my left hand and my finger on the right hand is still out of wack and probably will remain that way for as long as I live. Still, I got lucky I could have hit my head or worse. I know this is a global thing now and there is no way to stop it. All I can tell all of you riders is to just be careful, that’s all. As for me I am done and I will never get on another one again. Life is too short and I don’t want to end it sooner… Read more »

Anonymous

Don’t ride a scooter

Anonymous

That is what he/she said at the end Einstein.

Allen Iverson

You are allowed to ride on the sidewalk. I don’t use the scooters, but if I did, I would not ride on the street.

Anonymous

In the TOS of LYFT it says to NOT ride on sidewalks.

Anonymous

Incorrect. You are supposed to ride on sidewalks or bike lanes.

Anonymous

It’s true. I remember reading in the Miami Herald when the pilot program first launched that scooters are allowed on sidewalks and helmets are not required. Surprising considering every other city it’s the law that users wear a helmet and not ride on sidewalks. Though as we all know, these rules are very rarely enforced by law.

Anonymous

According to who?

I’d rather ride my scooter on the sidewalk than risk getting hit by a car in the bike lane.

Anonymous

It’s very frustrating having to “move over” for these stupid scooters. & to have someone ring a bell at you?

Anonymous

Exactly. Sidewalks or called sideWALKS for a reason. People zig zagging between pedestrians and ringing their bells to move over is stupid and dangerous. Not like sidewalks are wide enough to handle this either (thank you commissioners). I’m all for scooters but they can use the bike lanes. I’ve already seen a few scooters not permitted signs in Brickell because of this.

Anonymous

Mary Brickell Village deserves a lot of credit for being a free scooter zone.

Anonymous

Then why do we park on a driveway and drive on a parkway ??!!!

Anonymous

Yea, because there are so many bike lanes all over the city!

Anonymous

So don’t move over. Scooters don’t have the right of way any more than any other pedestrian.

Anonymous

Just be a dick like me

Anonymous

Yes because Miami has plenty of bike lanes to use.

Anonymous

Bike lanes? What’s that?

Gringo

Once you get used to it, I think ppl will stay off the sidewalk although you need to get used to them 1st, so that’s why ppl use the sidewalk…they are pretty cool, in my experience there aren’t enough drop off spots, the app won’t stop the ride unless you’re on a corner which is sometimes far away from your destination…just sayin..

Anonymous

you expect people to ride scooters in the bike lane when they won’t even ride bikes in the BIKE LANE? lol

Anonymous

Edgewater to gables LoL

Anonymous

What’s with the price increase though? They went from $.15 to $.29 per minute.

Anonymous

I would charge a dollar a minute. That way more adults and less kids would ride them, decreasing the chance of recklessness and accidents.

Anonymous

Higher ridership than the Brightline.

Anonymous

Um yeah, sure.. and I guess in your opinion, an electric scooter is comparable to a train that’s goes from county to county?

Anonymous

More people walk than use a scooter.

Anonymous

Exactly. Unfortunately, politicians don’t make money off of people walking which is why they don’t care and prioritize the scooters which they do receive some revenue from. Interesting how their priorities are set right?!

marc

Really, didn’t know that. How many people are riding scooters from downtown Miami to Ft Lauderdale and West Palm Beach?