Dockless E-Bikes and E-Scooters Pilot Program Chronology

Montgomery County offers both docked and dockless bikeshare. As a member of the regional Capital Bikeshare system, County bikeshare stations connect riders to thousands of bikes throughout Montgomery, Arlington and Fairfax counties, Alexandria and Washington, D.C. Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) is also exploring new forms of dockless vehicles to provide a broader range of transportation options. Here is a summary of our progress, beginning with the current pilot program:

Spring 2019: Starting June 1, 2019, MCDOT will expand the dockless e-bike program while also testing the introduction of dockless e-scooters to areas east and west of the original pilot area. MCDOT will conduct a demonstration project with up to four selected companies to deploy dockless e-scooters and e-bikes at no cost to the County. The demonstration project is expected to begin June 1, 2019 and run for six months with an option for extension. A map of the expanded pilot area is posted HERE.

Winter 2018:  Expansion of the dockless vehicle pilot is underway - Including E-Bikes

For further information please see the Press Release posted HERE.

Fall 2018: MCDOT began considering an expanded pilot

Fall 2017 :  Montgomery County signed agreements with dockless bike share companies to conduct a demonstration project in the Silver Spring and Takoma Park areas. Please see the 
map of the initial pilot area.


Evaluation: MCDOT engaged Toole Design to evaluate the bikeshare pilot program in Silver Spring and Takoma Park and to develop recommendations for future phases. To learn more, visit the  Executive Summary of the MCDOT Dockless Bikeshare Evaluation report

Evaluation of the expanded dockless vehicle pilot program will be conducted in the future.

If you have a question or a comment regarding the Dockless Bikeshare Program in general, please contact MC311 or email Commuter Services at