Shared Micromobility Pilot

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About Micromobility in Grand Junction

Starting on May 16, 2023, the City launched an 18-month pilot for community members to access shared e-scooters, which can be rented via a smartphone app. Community members will be able to rent these shared micromobility devices during the pilot to navigate around the City. The groundwork for the pilot began in June 2022 with community listening sessions and a City Council public hearing to gather feedback from community members about interest in shared micromobility devices. The City proceeded with a Request for Proposals (RFP), leading to a Pilot Agreement for Bird and Lime each to operate a fleet of e-scooters within a Pilot Area inside City limits. The Pilot Area extends from 24 Rd to 28 1/2 Rd alignment and from I-70/Horizon Drive to the Fairgrounds on Orchard Mesa - see the blue outline boundary on the map in our document widget or on the interactive map, where you can also view the operating zones.

You can hear more about the Shared Micromobility Pilot below:


Now What?

Our Engage GJ Micromobility project page will be live throughout the duration of the pilot to allow community members to provide input on their experience with the e-scooters. Use the interactive map to add a pin where you felt good about traveling on an e-scooter or answer our survey about your most recent ride. Would e-scooters be a good way to get to work or to access recreation, shopping, or dining in downtown Grand Junction or the Horizon Drive area?

This pilot study is designed to evaluate options for residents to get from one place to another in our City. This pilot study aims to assess the performance of evolving transportation modes and monitor and regulate the private operation of shared micromobility, and e-scooters, in the City.

The shared micromobility team has made a number of pivots to improve the safety and ease of e-scooter operations in the city:

Scooters were perceived as...So, we have...
...dangerous due to speedy sidewalk riding downtown....temporarily increased "Walk your wheels" signage downtown and are evaluating permanent stenciled sidewalk markings.
...activated in-app reminders, in addition to permanent stickers on each device, remidning riders not to ride on sidewalks.
...implemented overlays on Main St and Colorado Ave to inhibit sidewalk riding.
...occupying too much on-street parking....relocated parking corrals to buffer zones, with only six (under 1/5) remaining in vehicular parking stalls.
...visually cluttering the streets downtown....expanded parking options to better disperse the fleet within the pilot boundary, enhancing visual "order."
...frivolous or not worth the rental fees....analyzed quantitative trip data to demonstrate that many of the riders are taking trips which would likely have otherwise happened in a motor vehicle.


If you ride an e-scooter to downtown, CMU, Lincoln Park, Canyon View Park, or Las Colonias Park, please find a designated parking corral to end your ride!


Have a concern or issue with a scooter?

Please contact the operator via its app or the contact information here:

Vendor ContactBirdLime
Phone:1-866-205-24421-888-LIME-345
Email:hello@bird.cosupport@li.me
Website:www.bird.cowww.li.me

About Micromobility in Grand Junction

Starting on May 16, 2023, the City launched an 18-month pilot for community members to access shared e-scooters, which can be rented via a smartphone app. Community members will be able to rent these shared micromobility devices during the pilot to navigate around the City. The groundwork for the pilot began in June 2022 with community listening sessions and a City Council public hearing to gather feedback from community members about interest in shared micromobility devices. The City proceeded with a Request for Proposals (RFP), leading to a Pilot Agreement for Bird and Lime each to operate a fleet of e-scooters within a Pilot Area inside City limits. The Pilot Area extends from 24 Rd to 28 1/2 Rd alignment and from I-70/Horizon Drive to the Fairgrounds on Orchard Mesa - see the blue outline boundary on the map in our document widget or on the interactive map, where you can also view the operating zones.

You can hear more about the Shared Micromobility Pilot below:


Now What?

Our Engage GJ Micromobility project page will be live throughout the duration of the pilot to allow community members to provide input on their experience with the e-scooters. Use the interactive map to add a pin where you felt good about traveling on an e-scooter or answer our survey about your most recent ride. Would e-scooters be a good way to get to work or to access recreation, shopping, or dining in downtown Grand Junction or the Horizon Drive area?

This pilot study is designed to evaluate options for residents to get from one place to another in our City. This pilot study aims to assess the performance of evolving transportation modes and monitor and regulate the private operation of shared micromobility, and e-scooters, in the City.

The shared micromobility team has made a number of pivots to improve the safety and ease of e-scooter operations in the city:

Scooters were perceived as...So, we have...
...dangerous due to speedy sidewalk riding downtown....temporarily increased "Walk your wheels" signage downtown and are evaluating permanent stenciled sidewalk markings.
...activated in-app reminders, in addition to permanent stickers on each device, remidning riders not to ride on sidewalks.
...implemented overlays on Main St and Colorado Ave to inhibit sidewalk riding.
...occupying too much on-street parking....relocated parking corrals to buffer zones, with only six (under 1/5) remaining in vehicular parking stalls.
...visually cluttering the streets downtown....expanded parking options to better disperse the fleet within the pilot boundary, enhancing visual "order."
...frivolous or not worth the rental fees....analyzed quantitative trip data to demonstrate that many of the riders are taking trips which would likely have otherwise happened in a motor vehicle.


If you ride an e-scooter to downtown, CMU, Lincoln Park, Canyon View Park, or Las Colonias Park, please find a designated parking corral to end your ride!


Have a concern or issue with a scooter?

Please contact the operator via its app or the contact information here:

Vendor ContactBirdLime
Phone:1-866-205-24421-888-LIME-345
Email:hello@bird.cosupport@li.me
Website:www.bird.cowww.li.me
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Pilot Map

about 1 year

The outlined area denotes the current Pilot Area. Give us your feedback on the pilot!

  • Place a green pin where you found riding to be safe.
  • Place a red pin where you found riding to be unsafe. 
  • Place a blue pin where you would like to see a parking corral installed.
Page last updated: 09 Jul 2024, 08:51 PM