Howard County is exploring micro-mobility options for Downtown Columbia and the surrounding areas.
The Howard County Office of Transportation oversees the permitting process for shared electric scooters. The first permit was granted for the period from March 23, 2022 to March 22, 2023. Spin was awarded the permit and operated a six-month pilot program from June 3 to November 20, 2022.
The Office of Transportation created a report containing the details of the 2022 pilot, including data from the program, feedback from riders, stakeholders and the general public, as well as recommendations for scooter permitting moving forward. Click here to view the report.
Howard County Bikeshare operated from July 2017 through February 2022.
The operations vendor was Bewegen Technologies, and funding support was provided by the Horizon Foundation, the Howard Hughes Corporation, the Columbia Association and Howard County General Hospital.
A report on the program can be viewed here.