Respectful Riding in San Francisco

Skip riders respect their neighbors, are courteous, and always ride responsibly. If you enjoy Skips in San Francisco and want our friends at SFMTA to consider letting Skips live in San Francisco permanently please help us out by being an awesome ambassador while you’re out riding. Respect others, ride in approved areas, and remember that eScooters in SF are a privilege that we hope to become a permanent source of transportation for community members like you!

Wear a Helmet

All riders are required to wear a helmet while riding. Contact us to receive a free helmet and look out for our Skip Scouts who are out on the streets ready to help (and if available will provide helmets as well)!

Do Not Ride in City Parks

eScooters are not allowed to be ridden in any city park or city park walkway. Skips should not be dropped off at any city park or in any city park walkway. Riders must comply with all parking requirements.

Do Not Ride on Sidewalks

Sidewalk riding is strictly prohibited. Skips must be ridden in bicycle or vehicle lanes at all times. When parking Skips on the sidewalk please walk them and park carefully.


Skips should be parked upright, between fixed objects like trees, trash cans and bike racks. They should be placed on the area of the sidewalk closest to the curb, but not in the main walkway. Make sure to leave enough space for other sidewalk users to continue using

Park Near the Curb
Park Scooter Upright

Don’t Obstruct Pedestrian Space

Don’t Park at Corners or Blocking Curb Ramps

Don’t Park on Narrow Sidewalks

Don’t Park Along Buildings

Don’t Block Bus Stops and Loading Zones

Don’t Park Near Fire Hydrants

Don’t Block Access Points

Don’t Interfere with Sidewalk Amenities and Landscaping

See if you qualify for discounted rides with Skip’s Rider Accessibility Program