General Safety Rules
- Always be cautious, as a person on foot, scooter, bike, or other personal devices, you are more vulnerable than someone in a car – do not assume a driver sees you just because you see them.
- If it’s your first ride, try it out in a safe location, and please take it slow.
- Always keep two hands on the scooter handlebars.
- Scooters should yield to people walking.
- Riders are safest in a bike lane or on a low-traffic street riding on the right-hand side of the street in the same direction as traffic.
- If you are passing a person on foot, be sure to give them a warning! The scooters all have bells, but you may also say, “Passing on your left” to let the person know.
- When parking a scooter at the end of your trip, always leave four feet for people to pass walking, in a wheelchair, pushing a stroller, etc.
Baltimore-Specific Riding Rules
- Users under 16 are required to wear helmets when riding.
- Scooters and bicycles should ride in bicycle facilities where available and on the right side of the lane where there is no bike lane.
- Scooters should not be ridden on sidewalks except on streets where the speed limit is 30 mph or greater (always ride slowly, carefully, and courteously on sidewalks).
- Scooters should be parked courteously – not blocking sidewalks, bus stops, driveways or doorways. You may park it next to a bike rack, but allow space for bicycles to still use the rack.
When Driving a Car
- Drivers should know the following laws:
- Drivers must leave bicycles and scooters at least three (3) feet when passing.
- When turning, cars must look and yield to people, bicycles, and scooters. Access to Discounted Rides
Access to Discounted Rides
- Do you receive benefits such as SNAP? Then you likely qualify for discounted rides through Spin Access. Apply by clicking here.