Program History

SATS Program Timeline
  • Bike Share Program - November 2017 - January 2019
  • Bike Share Survey - Fall 2018
  • First Shared Active Transportation Ordinance passed - October 15, 2018
  • Current Shared Active Transportation Program - June 13, 2019 - present
  • Scooter/SATS Program Survey - Fall 2019
  • Revised Shared Active Transportation Ordinance passed - February 3, 2020


On February 3, 2020, the City of Durham approved an ordinance and fees for shared active transportation.  This new ordinance modified the previous Shared Active Transportation Systems (SATS) ordinance approved in October 2018. As part of the ordinance revision process, City staff reviewed feedback from over a thousand residents, from existing scooter permittees, and several stakeholder organizations, to develop the adopted revisions to the SATS Ordinance and program.

One year after the start of the scooter program in June of 2019, there have been over 225,000 trips taken in the city, between four different operators.