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Tempe Installs Micromobility Parking Corrals in Downtown Area

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New parking corrals for shared active transportation vehicles (SATV), like e-scooters, are being installed in the downtown Tempe area.

These new parking areas will be geo-fenced by the scooter companies, and riders may receive incentives or fees if they do not park in the designated areas.

Tempe Transportation

(City of Tempe Photo)

Shared micromobility devices are a fun and affordable transit option, perfect for short trips and first and last mile of a journey, when paired with rail or bus. The new corrals will allow Tempe to continue to offer these devices as an alternative transportation mode, while maintaining sidewalk and ADA access.

Before the start of the ASU school year, Tempe aims to install 41 parking corrals in the downtown area, from University Drive to Rio Salado Parkway and Farmer to College avenues. Corrals will be placed approximately every quarter mile to ensure they are conveniently close to riders’ destinations.

Tempe Transportation 2

(City of Tempe Photo)

While the SATV license does require companies to restage devices in an orderly manner every 24 hours, riders do not have any parking requirements. The intention of the corrals is to maintain ADA access and keep Tempe’s sidewalks clear for pedestrians.

How to Report A Scooter

Riders should avoid blocking sidewalks, parking on residential properties and leaving vehicles in unsafe areas. If a scooter is blocking sidewalk access or poses a safety concern, please contact Tempe 311 or the companies directly:

  • Tempe 311: 480-350-4311;; or use the Tempe 311 app.
  • Bird: 1-866-205-2442;
  • Spin: 1-888-262-5189,
  • Boaz Bikes: 1-800-621-4016,

The parking corrals are aligned with the Tempe City Council’s priority to create a 20-minute city, where residents can walk, bike or take transit to meet all daily, non-work needs.

For more information on the city’s SATV license, please visit

Tempe makes waves as a technology and business magnet, an inclusive, caring community and a hub for recreation and adventure. A robust multi-modal transportation system, including, over 220 miles of bikeways, six free neighborhood circulator routes, a comprehensive bus network, nine light rail stops and a 3-mile streetcar, makes it easy for residents and visitors to bus, bike, walk or rail to their destination.

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