Shared Mobility

There are multiple options for transportation within the City of Midland, one of which is shared mobility devices: vehicles or equipment used by individuals are 'shared' resources available for all to use. These can include bicycles, electric bicycles (e-bikes), scooters, electric scooters (e-scooters), and other similar devices. 

Shared mobility devices are governed by the Michigan Vehicle Code. Click the links below to view how each device is regulated:

Guidelines for Users

As with any other type of transportation, there are rules and guidelines to follow when using a shared mobility device. Read through these guidelines before your first ride to ensure that you and everyone around you stays safe.

Instructions for how to park a Bird scooter

Safety First

All users are encouraged to wear a helmet when using a shared mobility device.  If you do not own a helmet, they are generally available for purchase at any bike shop or other large retailer. Users are required to follow all traffic laws when riding a shared mobility device.

Where to Ride

E-scooters are permitted on city streets, on bike lanes, and on pathways.  Motorized devices, such as e-bikes and e-scooters, are not permitted on the Pere Marquette Rail Trail.  E-scooters should avoid use on sidewalks, except when briefly entering or exiting from a parked position in the public right-of-way.  The City of Midland encourages riders to use sidewalks for e-scooters on streets with a speed limit at or greater than 35 mph where no bike lane is available (Saginaw, Jefferson, Eastman, etc.).

Where to Park

When you finish your ride, make sure you park your device in a location that does not impede the public right-of-way.  Scooters should be parked upright, leaving at least 4 feet of unobstructed passageway.  Parked scooters should not block any of the following:
  • Accessible parking zones or spaces for people with disabilities
  • Curb ramps
  • Driveways
  • Entrances or exits of buildings
  • Loading zones
Devices should not be parked on any street or alleyway and cannot be parked on private property without the permission of the property owner and compliance with applicable zoning codes.

Damaged Device or Incorrectly Parked Device

If a shared mobility device is blocking the public right-of-way, is on private property, or is damaged, please contact the operator directly for the fastest response. Each bike or scooter displays a unique ID number to help operating companies quickly determine the location. 

You can find contact information for each operator below that has a Memorandum of Understanding approved with the City of Midland. 

Bird - email: or via the Bird mobile app (available for riders and non-riders) under the "Community Mode" by clicking the hazard triangle in the lower left corner of the app

Contact Us

  1. Planning Department

    Email Planning Department

    Midland City Hall

    333 W Ellsworth Street

    Midland, MI 48640

    Phone: 989-837-3374


    Monday - Friday

    8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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