Bike Share Permit

How to apply for a bike share and Scooter permit for bike share companies to operate in the City of St. Louis.

Overview

The City of St. Louis is permitting qualified companies, organizations, vendors, or other entities to design, build, operate, maintain, manage, and market a modern bike share system through a network of publicly-accessible bicycles located throughout the city.

Ideally, this system would enable the public to access shared bicycles available in the public right-of-way or on public or publicly-accessible private property as an extension of the public transportation system and as a new mobility option for residents and visitors to our city.

This system could be dockless, with free-standing bikes that don’t require racks or stations; station-based, where bikes are checked out from a station and returned to another station; or a blend of the two system types. The system is anticipated to be available to the public 24-hours per day, 7 days per week.

Preparation

Learn about the Dockless Bike Share Program in St. Louis

Frequent questions about the Bike Share Program

Review the Bike Share Policy for requirements

Review the Bike Share checklist

Instructions

  1. Download the Bike Share Policy and complete requirements
  2. Download and fill out the Bike Share checklist
  3. Submit your complete application to the Streets Department
  4. Include the $500 application fee 
  5. Mail your application and $500 application fee to:

    City of St. Louis
    Department of Streets 
    Traffic and Lighting Division 
    1900 Hampton Ave. 
    St. Louis, MO 63109 
    venkerd@stlouis-mo.gov

Fees

Annual Permit Fee:  $500
This is a yearly fee to cover the Administration of the Permit.
 
Annual Bike Fee: $10/ bike. 
This is a yearly cost for infrastructure changes such as converting parking spaces to dedicated bike share parking, moving street furniture, and putting up signage. (cash or check only)

What to Expect

Review for Eligibility - Your permit will be reviewed and your eligibility for a permit verified.

In Person Interview(s) - You will be contacted to schedule an in person interview(s). The interview is required as part of your application process.

Contact

Traffic and Lighting Division

(314) 647-3111

1900 Hampton
St. Louis, Mo 63139

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Contact the Traffic and Lighting Division

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