Respectful Riding in Washington, DC

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

Wear a Helmet

All riders are encouraged 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)!

No sidewalk riding in the Central Business District

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

For a map of the Central Business District, please click here.


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

Click to view Skip’s General Bike Feed Specification API for:
Washington, DC
Arlington, VA

Service Announcements

April 1, 2020