Knoxville is excited to offer a premier scooter experience to get you around town quickly when you don’t need a bike or a car. Scooters can be rented by downloading one of the apps from your device's app store and creating an account. You must be 18 years of age to ride. The app will show you where the closest scooters are to you, where you can park, and where you are allowed to ride.
LINK is the industry’s most advanced shared electric scooter. Engineered by Superpedestrian, the leading micromobility tech company spun out of MIT, LINK scooters were designed with a wider deck and lower center of gravity. This makes balancing easier, so the LINK scooter is accessible to more riders. UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: LINK’s RAPID RESPONSE CASE STUDY
Know Before You Go Electric Scooters
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Tips and Frequently Asked Questions
We want to make sure everyone is riding safely while having fun. A few things to keep in mind:
RIDE- Use bike lanes whenever possible. To find out where bike lanes are in Knoxville, check out Knoxville Bike map. Be sure to share the road and remember that not everyone rides the same way.
SAFETY- Protect yourself while riding by wearing a helmet. Use hand signals when possible and be aware of your surroundings when interacting with traffic.
BE MINDFUL- Park on wide sidewalks in the furniture zone closer to the curb or near bike racks out of the way of pedestrian traffic. Avoid blocking sidewalks, wheelchair ramps, bus stops, and landscaped areas.
How do I find a scooter?
The first thing you will want to do is to download the app. When you have the app loaded with your credit card information, you will be ready to engage an electric scooter. The app will provide locations of scooters and the map where scooters are permitted.
How much are scooters to rent?
Typically, the scooters are $1 to unlock and 25 cents a minute to ride. Check the app for pricing.
Where can scooters be ridden?
Electric scooters must be ridden in the streets. They are not allowed on sidewalks or greenways.
How far can I go on the scooter?
The scooters can be ridden on downtown streets, but not on Market Square, Cumberland Avenue, or the Henley Bridge. The app provides a map area where scooters can be ridden. If you approach the border of the area, your scooter will give you a verbal warning to turn around or change direction.
How old do I have to be to ride a scooter?
Sixteen (16) years of age. You must have a valid identification to rent a scooter.
How fast can an electric scooter go?
Electric scooters can only travel at 15 mph. This speed can, and may, be reduced during special events.
What times are scooters available?
Scooters are available from 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. This time is subject to change based on special events.
What other factors impact when electric scooters are available?
If it is raining, or there is a strong chance of rain in the forecast, electric scooters may not be available.
Where should I park my scooter when I am finished?
You can park a scooter anywhere a bicycle could be safely parked. Please do not lay it across the sidewalk or road. Rather, park the scooter upright and out of the way of pedestrians and moving vehicles.
What if I have problems with my scooter?
There is a customer service number on the scooter.
How do I report a complaint about a scooter?
If you need to make a complaint about a scooter, you can use the app or call the phone number on the scooter.
Can I be fined for using my scooter inappropriately?
Yes, you may be fined for leaving your scooter in a position that impedes pedestrian, bicycle, or motor vehicle traffic or other misuse. You may also be fined and ticketed for not complying with traffic rules and regulations.