Photo of child in stroller.
Strollers, e-scooters and shopping carts

You might have heard that starting in September Valley Metro rolled out a new policy for strollers e-scooters and shopping carts. These new policies are designed to better suit our riders and operators white riding on our transit systems.

Any scooter that is powered by any liquid fuels or batteries with exposed terminals are not allowed on Valley Metro light rail and bus.

E-scooters are defined as a two-wheeled device that has handlebars and is powered by an electric rechargeable battery.

While riding the bus they must not block the aisle and be folded and placed under the seat.

If you are riding the light rail with an e-scooter, it must be fully in control by the owner and not block the aisle.

Strollers are defined as a chair on wheels in which a baby or young child can be pushed along.

They are allowed if they can be folded and placed so they do not block an aisle.

While riding the bus you can request the operator “kneel” the bus to assist with boarding.  You can roll it on board unfolded and then fold for storage.

Small shopping carts are also allowed if they are foldable are not blocking the aisle. The large grocery store shopping carts are prohibited on the bus, light rail and light rail platforms.

For more information about all rider policies, visit https://www.valleymetro.org/safety

Blog author
Dennise Metzger
Operations Communications Specialist
Denni is a Phoenix native, born at St. Joseph’s Hospital and graduated from Paradise Valley High School. Her first career was with the Phoenix Police Department as a Communications Operator (Radio Dispatcher/911 Operator). During her career she received numerous commendations. She received one of the highest honors from the Police Chief: the Police Chiefs Certificate of Recognition. She put several calls together that lead what appeared to be an accidental explosion into a murder investigation with the suspect being apprehended. She called her time there “an amazing sometimes very stressful and fascinating career”. In November 2018 she retired from Phoenix PD and started a second career with Valley Metro.