Connection to Other Government Goals:
The pilot program will allow the City to explore new ways of providing flexible, affordable, and accessible multi-modal transportation options for all and assess whether these new options help achieve the City’s stated mobility goals including a reduction of single-occupant vehicle commute trips from 73% to 50% by 2030.
Safe Infrastructure Requirements:
Permitted operators will be expected to participate in regular meetings with DPW staff during the pilot period. During the initial 90-day period, these meetings may be required as frequently as one per week. The meetings will discuss topics such as operations, usage, fleet size, community concerns, safety concerns and data reviews.
Government Parking Requirement:
- Dedicated drawers
- Designated parking areas
No Ride and No Parking zones will be designated by the City and communicated to permitted operators at the launch of the program or at any time determined appropriate by DPW.
- Vehicle distribution
- Fee structure
Required: plan outlining how services available to those without smart phones or those who are under-banked or un-banked; rate structures that will be offered to all users including daily, monthly, or annual passes/subscriptions, including any discount programs offered that will be available for students, youth, low income/at-risk populations, corporate groups or other categories.
“Opportunity areas” are designated areas where dockless vehicles participating in the pilot incentive program will be required to locate. “High priority opportunity areas” are called out as a subset of the Opportunity areas simply to provide information to operators where the greatest number of vulnerable populations may be centered. The opportunity area incentive will be met if dockless vehicles are kept anywhere within the indicated “opportunity” or “high priority opportunity” area indicated on the map