Do I have to wear a helmet?

City Code requires those 14 years of age and younger to wear a helmet when operating a bicycle or scooter. However, several operators require their users to wear helmets when operating their devices. Check with each company’s requirements before beginning your trip.

If you do not own a helmet and would like one, they are generally available for purchase at any bike shop and online. Several operators also provide free or low-cost helmets to users that request them.

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1. If I want to rent a scooter or e-bike, how do I do it?
2. Where can I ride?
3. Where should I park at the end of my trip?
4. Do pedal bikes, e-bikes, and e-scooters have different traffic laws?
5. Do I have to wear a helmet?
6. Can I ride from Charlottesville into neighboring municipalities or vice versa?
7. Who owns the devices (i.e. scooters and bikes)?
8. Are these devices legal in Charlottesville?
9. Are these scooters and bikes part of the Ubike program?
10. What is the top speed of these devices?
11. How many devices are in Charlottesville?
12. What can I do if an bicycle or scooter is left on my property and I want it removed? How about if either is left blocking a sidewalk?