noOperating Area Types:
Operating area limited to city's South and West areas:
Vendors shall operate in the pilot area. The pilot area is the geographic area in which vendor’s dockless
bicycles may be rented from or end a trip, subject to all generally applicable bicycle parking rules and
restrictions. For this pilot program, the dockless bikeshare pilot area shall be all that portion of the City
of Chicago bounded as follows, and as shown on the attached map: beginning at the intersection of
West 79th Street and South Western Avenue; thence south on South Western Avenue to West 99th
Street; thence west on West 99th Street to South California Avenue; thence south on South California
Avenue to West 103rd Street; thence west on West 103rd Street to South Central Park Avenue; thence
north on South Central Park Avenue to West 99th Street; thence west of West 99th Street to South
Pulaski Road; thence south on South Pulaski Road to West 111th Street; thence west on West 111th
Street to South Cicero Avenue; thence south on South Cicero Avenue to West 115th Street; thence east
on West 115th Street to Central Park Avenue; thence south on Central Park Avenue to West 117th Street;
thence east on 117th Street to South Homan Avenue; thence north on South Homan Avenue to West
115th Street; thence east on West 115th Street to South Kedzie Avenue; thence north on South Kedzie
Avenue to West 113th Street; thence east on 113th Street to Whipple Street; thence south on Whipple
Street to West 115th Street; thence east on West 115th Street to South Maplewood Avenue; thence
south on South Maplewood Avenue to West 119th Street; thence east on West 119th Street to Maple
Avenue; thence south on Maple Avenue to 123rd Street; thence east on 123rd Street to South Halsted
Street; thence south on South Halsted Street to West 127th Street; thence west on West 127th Street to
South Aberdeen Street; thence south on South Aberdeen Street to 129th Place extended to the Little
Calumet River; thence easterly along the Little Calumet River to East 130 Street; thence easterly on East
130th Street to South Indiana Avenue; thence south on South Indiana Avenue to West 138th Street;
thence east on the city limit line to South State Line Road and the Illinois and Indiana state line; thence
north on South State Line Road and the Illinois and Indiana state line to the Chicago Skyway; hence
westerly on the Chicago Skyway to West 79th Street; hence west on West 79th Street to the place of
Parking permitted at: designated public bike racks and corrals, covered bike parking shelters, retired Chicago parking meters, and street signs. If bikes are locked to a street sign, it must be positioned parallel to the sidewalk so as to prevent blockages on roadways and sidewalks. Prohibited: areas that block the pedestrian clear‐zone area of the sidewalk; any fire hydrant, call box, or other emergency facility; bus bench; or utility pole or box; any way that does not leave at least six feet of public way unobstructed for pedestrian passage.
ISO 4210ISO 43.150
Maximum fleet permitted per provider: 350
Minimum Operating Requirements:
3-6 rides per day
|Per Vehicle||USD$ 50||One-time|
Payment Method Requirements:
Government Parking Requirement:
CDOT will be supporting the installation of supplemental bike racks throughout the service area to lessen the impacts that the dockless pilot has on residents’ ability to find parking for their own private bikes.
Required: Rebalancing to ensure at least 15% of a fleet available in each quarter of the pilot service area; meet with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and other City of Chicago staff during the first month of the pilot program, and monthly thereafter, and provide monthly reports and data on issues affecting members of the community with disabilities; detail anticipated pricing model in application materials; create and distribute print publications and a webpage explaining their cash payment options, phone access, program qualifications (if any), and how residents can access bikes via these methods. cash payment options for the unbanked community, and provide locating and locking capabilities without the use of smartphones for customers with limited technology access. Vendors must host one community event in the Pilot Area for education and outreach, and/or present at local alderman’s Ward Night.
Vendors must educate dockless bike users to be courteous of public way and encourage proper parking behavior. Vendor shall implement a marketing and targeted community outreach plan at its own
cost by distributing education and outreach materials to communities in the Pilot Area. Materials must be distributed to alderman, police commanders, local chambers and community organizations. Vendors must host one community event in the Pilot Area for education and outreach, and/or present at local alderman’s Ward Night.
Vendors shall work with local businesses or other organizations to promote the use of bicycle helmets by system users through partnerships, promotional credits, and other incentives
All bicycles must provide easily visible contact information, including toll-free phone number with 24/7 customer support hotline in English, with translation services available for the following languages: Spanish, Polish, Korean, Arabic, Hindi and Mandarin. Additionally, an e-mail address and website must be clearly displayed on every bike to receive direct notice of any issues or incidents. Contact information must also be displayed on the vendor’s website and smartphone apps.
Data Specification Requirements:
GPS Required? Yes
Required: data sharing API that is compatible with the GBFS; meet with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and other City of Chicago staff during the first month of the pilot program, and monthly thereafter, and provide monthly reports and data on issues affecting members of the community with disabilities, including but not limited to: number of complaints of public right of way obstruction that affected an individual with a disability, details about the complaint, and timeliness to resolve issues.
Submit data to the City’s Department of Transportation: Rider Demographics; Trip Data, including bike ID number, trip date, trip start time, trip end time, trip duration in seconds, GPS coordinates of trip origin location, GPS coordinates of trip destination location (vendors must also provide anonymized GPS data of the route taken (GPS crumb data) for each trip on monthly basis; Violation Data; Bike Maintenance Data; and Gyroscope Data.
Real-time data shall be provided for the City only for purposes of law enforcement or emergency response
Public data reporting:
Chicago data portal
Public data reporting URL: See data reporting website