Dockless Vehicles are Here!
Montgomery County offers both docked and dockless bikeshare. As a member of the regional Capital Bikeshare system, County bikeshare stations connect riders to thousands of bikes throughout Montgomery, Arlington and Fairfax counties, Alexandria and Washington, D.C.
Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is also exploring new forms of dockless vehicles to provide a broader range of transportation options. Here is a summary of their progress, beginning with the current pilot program:
On June 1, 2019, MCDOT expanded the dockless e-bike program while also testing the introduction of dockless e-scooters to areas east and west of the original pilot area. MCDOT is conducting a demonstration project with up to four selected companies to deploy dockless e-scooters and e-bikes at no cost to the County. The demonstration project will run for six months with an option for extension.
The expanded area of the pilot program can be seen on this map.
In addition to being displayed on the map, the jurisdictions that are NOT participating in the pilot program in the east and west service areas include Garrett Park and Washington Grove (both in the west service area).
The dockless companies selected will conduct scooter training sessions to demonstrate how to operate dockless e-scooters safely and in accordance with County regulations.