top of page

Are Electric Scooters Legal in Baltimore?

Updated on December 1st, 2023

Baltimore's Department of Transportation encourages safe, responsible use of electric scooters on city streets, with adherence to all traffic regulations. Scooter and bicycle riders are expected to use bike lanes when available and keep to the right side of the road otherwise. The use of scooters on sidewalks is banned, except where the posted speed limit is 30 mph or higher, and even then, riders must be careful and considerate. When parked, scooters should not impede pedestrian pathways, bus stops, driveways, or entrances, and while they may be placed near bike racks, they must not obstruct their use. Motorists are reminded to maintain a minimum distance of three feet when passing riders and are required to yield to scooters and bicycles when turning.

Department of Transportation encourages all roadway users to be safe, obey all traffic laws, and share the road. With new forms of mobility on the road, be alert and courteous to other roadway users.

Scooter and bicycle users should know the following laws:

  • Users under 16 are required to wear helmets when riding.
  • Scooters and bicycles should ride in bicycle facilities where available and on the right side of the lane where there is no bike lane.
  • Scooters should not be ridden on sidewalks except on streets where the speed limit is 30 mph or greater (always ride slowly, carefully, and courteously on sidewalks).
  • Scooters should be parked courteously – not blocking sidewalks, bus stops, driveways, or doorways. You may park it next to a bike rack, but allow space for bicycles to still use the rack.

Drivers should know the following laws:

  • Drivers must leave bicycles and scooters at least three (3) feet when passing.
  • When turning, cars must look and yield to people, bicycles and scooters.

Max Speed

15 mph on roadways or as posted.

Minimum Age

No person under the age of 16 is permitted to rent an electric scooter; however, private ownership and use by individuals under 16 are subject to parental discretion and local helmet laws.

Helmets Required? 

Yes, for riders under the age of 18.

Questions / Feedback?

Thanks for submitting!

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Start a Fleet

Start a rental fleet with Levy

Levy Electric Scooter Icons


Wholesale Levy scooters at your online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Retail Partners

Wholesale Levy scooters at your 
online store or shop

Levy Electric Scooter Icons

Tag us

Follow and tag us on social!

Brand Ambassador

Earn money for referring friends and growing the network

Service Guides

DIY repair tools, videos, and more


Interested in working at Levy?


Invest in the Levy Network

Levy Locations

Find our rental, repair, and store locations

The Levy App

Download the Levy app to find scooters closest to you


Technical specs for all of our scooters


The Levy swappable battery system

Spare Parts

Every spare part you need for your scooter


Choose the Levy scooter that suits you best


Learn more about electric scooter tires


Bags, phone holders, helmets and more

Levy Electric Scooter Icon

The everyday electric scooter, perfect for the daily commute.

Levy Electric Scooter Fleets Icon

Start a rental fleet with Levy scooters and software

Levy Plus Electric Scooter Icon

Our high-end, long range cruiser with double the range of the Levy.

Support Center

FAQs, how-to videos, and quick start guides

Shipping App

Discounted shipping labels for moving your scooter (or any package).

Range Calculator

Estimate real-world range for any scooter

Electric Scooter Laws

Electric scooter laws by state & city


Subscribe to a scooter for $70/month

Shop Locator

Find a location to test ride or bring your Levy in to get repaired


Get in touch with our team

Quick-start guide

Get started with your Levy

Returns & Warranty

Every spare part you need for your scooter

Shipping Policy

Shipping Policy US and International

bottom of page